Morning and afternoon training on Friday to be followed by one more session on Saturday ahead of the flight to Japan to play in the Rakuten Cup
After Thursday featured just one morning session, Friday brought a return to double training as on Monday and Wednesday earlier in the week.
Pitch two at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper was the setting for the first workout, which featured everyone apart from Rafinha, who worked out alone in the gym. Once again, Iñaki Peña, Araujo, Guillem, Oriol Busquets, Monchu, Collado, Riqui Puig and Carles Pérez of Barça B also joined the session.
Under scorching sun, which is par for the course in Barcelona at this time of the year, the team continued to fine-tune preparations both with and without the ball. During the Friday evening session, the players combined tactical drills with ball work. There will be just one more session, on Saturday at 11.00am CEST, before the team flies off to Japan to play at the Rakuten Cup.
The team’s flight leaves Barcelona at 3.30pm CEST on Saturday and they are due to arrive at Haneda Airport, Tokyo, around about noon (local time) the following day.