Little by little, coach Ronald Koeman has recovered more players from the first team to train under his watchful eye. This Wednesday morning Messi, Coutinho, Sergio, De Jong and Ansu Fati have re-joined the group. The five worked out with the rest of their team-mates on pitch 2 of the Ciutat Esportiva in heavy rain that wouldn't subside.
This session was the first of two scheduled for Wednesday, in order that the team can continue preparing for the first friendly match of pre-season against Nàstic de Tarragona (Saturday, 7.00pm CEST at the Johan Cruyff stadium).
In the second session the team trained once again at the Ciutat Esportiva only this time without Messi, Sergio, Coutinho, De Jong and Ansu Fati who were not scheduled to take part in their personal programmes.
Furthermore, first team player Samuel Umtiti received the medical all clear following his recent positive test for Covid-19.