Last training session before the trip to Villarreal
FC Barcelona have trained at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper ahead of the first league game of the season on Sunday at El Madrigal
The available players from the first team squad trained on the Tito Vilanova pitch at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper to finish preparing for the 17th La Liga fixture of the season against Villarreal at El Madrigal on Sunday at 8.45pm CET.
The blaugranas face a frenetic start to the new year with a large number of games in quick succession. The fixtures don't stop and this Sunday Barça play their first league game of the year against one of the in form teams in the competition. Fran Escribá's Villarreal are on an excellent run and are fourth in the table only five points behind Barça in second.
Luis Enrique's men are looking for their first win of 2017 following Thursday's defeat to Athletic Club in San Mamés in the first leg of the Copa del Rey round of 16. The last few years have been kind to the Catalans away to Villarreal as they have won six and drawn three of their last nine games at El Madrigal.