Brazilian reports to club earlier than scheduled and trains in isolation at the Ciutat Esportiva
There was double good news at the Friday training session following the day off on Thursday. Philippe Coutinho has joined the preseason preparations, working out individually. The Brazilian, who as out on loan to Bayern Munich, was not due to report to the club until September 8 after playing (and winning) the Champions League with the German outfit, but he has decided to cut short his vacation and join the Barça squad.
Meanwhile, the rest of the players currently working under the orders of new coach Ronald Koeman were finally able to train as a group in accordance with the protocol set forth by La Liga. So, the team were able to enjoy traditional rondos and possession exercises as one at the Ciutat Esportiva, where they are due back for another session on Monday at 9.30am CEST.