The second workout after returning to Barcelona brought pleasant news with Jean-Clair Todibo and Frenkie de Jong back with the boys after exercising alone on Tuesday.
Scorching heat is par for the course in Catalonia at this time of year, and there was burning sunshine above the Tito Vilanova field as Iñaki Peña, Riqui Puig, Carles Pérez and Abel Ruiz of Barça B joined the senior squad for today’s session.
Leo Messi continued to train separately a he battles to recover from a calf injury.
There was also routine anti-doping spot check, with Ter Stegen, Piqué, Rakitic, Todibo, Messi, Sergi Roberto and Pérez chosen to give tests.
The next session will be on Thursday evening at 6.30pm CEST, and it’s the last before the competitive season begins with a trip to Bilbao coming up on Friday. An hour before that, at 5.30pm CEST, Ernesto Valverde will be giving a press conference, which we’ll be streaming live here on the official website.