Samuel Umtiti continues to recover from problems with his left knee, having begun a conservative treatment programme in Barcelona late last month. The Frenchman was training at the Ciutat Esportiva on Thursday, undertaking his workload separately from the rest of the squad. Umtiti had previously spent time in Doha (Qatar) at the beginning of the recovery process, under the supervision of the club's medical team.
The other members of the first team squad were also at the training ground on Thursday, with a recovery workout planned for those who featured in the Copa del Rey comeback against Sevilla at the Camp Nou. They were joined by Iñaki Peña, Wague, Collado and Riqui Puig from Barça B.
The next training session will be held on Friday at 6pm CET, ahead of the Saturday 6:30pm kickoff against Valencia CF. Before the session, coach Ernesto Valverde will hold a press conference at the Ciutat Esportiva at 5pm.