Players and coaches turned their attention to the league again this morning following Thursday’s Cup success, with the focus on Sunday evening’s game at the Camp Nou against Osasuna. The players who featured against Malaga did some gentle warm down work at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, whilst the rest of the squad had a more intensive session under Jordi Roura, preparing for Sunday’s game against Osasuna.
Leo Messi was taken off in the second half against Malaga with a twinge in his right thigh, but although he worked with the physio this morning, he will be available for Sunday’s game. Day off for Song
Alex Song was unable to get back from Malaga until just before the session this morning after he was delayed after the game for a mandatory drug test and was unable to fly back with the rest of the squad on Thursday night. As a result, the coaches decided to give him the day off from training. Also at the session was B team player Sergi Roberto, who worked away from the rest of the squad as part of his recovery from the injury he picked up against Cordoba in the Cup.