Leo Messi was missing from this morning’s training session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. The Argentinian has gone down with a fever and is feeling generally unwell. The first team doctors went to his home to check up on his condition, and gave him the appropriate medication and told him he should get some rest. The squad has been given Thursday off, and the hope is that Messi will be well enough to join Friday afternoon’s session, the last before travelling to Madrid for the Liga clásico at the Bernabéu.
The players that started Tuesday’s cup match at the Camp Nou against Real Madrid went through the usual recovery routine. However, Xavi was absent as he received physiotherapy, and Song worked out in isolation.
The players were also joined today by Barça B goalkeepers Bañuz and Oier.