For the first time this week, Jordi Roura was able to train with most of his players. Some of the players that were in action for their countries last night were back at FCB on Wednesday morning. Cesc, Alba, Iniesta, Pedro, Sergio, Alves, Adriano, Messi and Mascherano all did special recovery exercises, while Valdés, Piqué, Puyol, Villa and Alexis joined the regular session.
Pinto away and Dos Santos alone
Thiago, Song and Bartra were also back. The former pair had spent Tuesday and Wednesday in the gym, while Bartra has been suffering from a fever induced by a virus, but is now back to normal health. However, today it was Pinto who was off sick, having gone down with a bout of gastroenteritis, while Dos Santos worked in isolation.
The team will be given Friday off and will train again on Saturday as they fine tune preparations for the Sunday noon kickoff against Getafe (12.00, GolT, Canal+ Liga).