Some 12,346 fans attended the Barça first team's open training session, in preparation for the LaLiga game against Levante
A total of 12,346 fans got the chance to see FC Barcelona training up close this Friday, as the first team undertook an open session at the Miniestadi. As ever, the opportunity to see the players preparing for their upcoming games was a hit with supporters, who queued up from the early morning to get the best possible seats.
The players were cheered onto the pitch, and the Barça anthem was also played over the loudspeakers, making clear that this was no ordinary training session. Fans waved flags and expressed their support for the squad, which included all the available first team players as well as Barça B's Moisés, Arnaiz and Varo del Barça B. Rafinha trained in the gym and Arda Turan missed the session because of a fever.
After a few laps of the pitch, the training session was divided into different sections across the playing surgace. Rondos were, of course, integral to the session, as well as specific exercises for the goalkeepers and two mini-games.
Making dreams reality
Before this, however, the starting eleven from the Thursday night game against Celta did recovery work and met with fans, signing autographs and posing for photos. Afterwards, they shot footballs into the crowd as gifts.