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Dembélé takes part in 'rondo' with the group
The French striker took part in the warm-up exercise for the first time since his hamstring injury; following his appearance with the rest of the squad, he continued his solo recovery programme
After ending the group stages of the Champions League with a 2-0 victory against Sporting Clube de Portugal, FC Barcelona trained on Wednesday morning at the Ciutat Esportiva. At the session Ousmane Dembélé took part in the ‘rondo’ warm-up exercises for the first time since he was injured in the game against Getafe back in September.
Following his appearance in the ‘rondo’ with the rest of the squad, the French striker carried on his session alone as his recovery from injury continues. Other players who also continued with their solo recovery work after injury were Javier Mascherano and Rafinha.
The session led by Ernesto Valverde was a recovery one for the players who featured against Sporting and also saw five players from the B squad take part Palencia, Aleñá, David Costas, Jose Arnaiz and Oriol Busquets as well as U19 goalkeeper Iñáki Peña. The session also saw Arda Turan get the medical all clear with FC Barcelona’s next game coming on Sunday (8.45pm CET) in the Estadio de la Céramica against Villarreal, one of the most demanding away trips of the season.