Luis Enrique and his limited squad train for the last time during the first half of the international break
Field Two at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, FC Barcelona's training centre in Sant Joan Despí, was the scene of the week's final training session on Thursday morning. Manager Luis Enrique Martínez directed the workout, which included all available first-team players, plus the Barça B players José Suárez, Gerard Gumbau, Wilfrid Kaptoum, Nili, Marlon Santos and Carles Aleñá.
Once again, the group was small, as more than a dozen regulars were away with their respective national sides preparing for a bevy of World Cup Qualifiers in this, the second international hiatus of the young season.
Luis Enrique has granted those who stayed behind three days of rest before returning to training on Monday, 10 October at 6.00pm, when Barça is set to commence preparations for their next La Liga fixture, versus Deportivo La Coruña at Camp Nou. Kick-off on Saturday, 15 October is set for 4.15pm.