The gold medal winner at the Rio Olympics reports back to the club and takes part in the Thursday morning session
FC Barcelona have continued preparations for Sunday’s fixture away to Athletic Club in Bilbao with the second training session of the week at the Ciutat Esportiva. Manager Luis Enrique was able to welcome back Rafinha, fresh from winning gold with Brazil at the Rio Olympics. Neymar Jr, remember, has been given special dispensation not to report back to the club until after the forthcoming round of World Cup qualifiers.
The available members of the Barça first team were joined by two of the reserves this morning: Marlon and Cardona.
There are further workouts scheduled for 9.30am CET on both Friday and Saturday morning, the latter behind closed doors and after which Luis Enrique will be giving a pre-match media conference.