Preparations for the upcoming preseason and 2018/19 LaLiga campaign continue apace at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. Players from the first team trained this Monday morning in their first session of the week, amidst rainy conditions for the entirety. Ernesto Valverde's men had been given Sunday off, but returned to work early on Monday to kick off a busy week of workouts. Not long after, the players were back at it, completing a second session of the day at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.
Joining the group of first team players were seven members of the Barça B squad: Sergi Palencia, Marc Cucurella, Abel Ruiz, Óscar Mingueza, Monchu, Jorge Cuenca and Riqui Puig. For Mingueza, a player who has progressed through the club's ranks at every level, was training with the first team for the first time. Club director Xavier Vilajoana was in attendance during the morning session to watch and greet the players.
On Tuesday and Thursday they will take part in morning training at 9:30am, will have two sessions on Wednesday and Friday, and will round things off with a Saturday session at 9:30am.