Martino has dropped Xavi, but Neymar gets the nod for the first time in almost a month
All the available members of the first team trained on Friday at the Ciutat Esportiva. Tata Martino led the session as the players continued their preparations for the league game with Rayo Vallecano at 8.00 PM CET at the Camp Nou on Saturday night.
Neymar took part in the full session and has been included in the squad of 21 named by Martino. However, Xavi Hernández did not join his colleagues today and instead did specific exercises in the gym. He has been left of the team for the weekend, while other players that miss out are Cuenca, Oier Olazábal and Dos Santos.
Martino will need to scratch three names for the list on Saturday to create his definitive squad of 18 players.