First team continue preparations for the trip to Atlético Madrid with the last five players reporting back for duty after a week with their national teams
03:11PM Thursday 22 Nov
There’s just one more training session left before travel to Madrid for a high profile clash with Atlético, but Thursday was the first time that Ernesto Valverde was able to work with his full squad ahead of the trip.
Arthur, Luis Suárez, Ousmane Dembélé, Rafinha and Arturo Vidal were all back at the Ciutat Esportiva for a session on pitch number 2 that also featured Juan Miranda and Riqui Puig of Barça B.
After the workout, Marc Andre Ter Stegen, Jasper Cillessen, Nelson Semedo, Sergi Roberto, Thomas Vermaelen and Carles Aleñá were singled out for an AEPSAD doping test.
The team will train for the last time on Friday at 6.00pm CET, the last gathering before the game at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday at 8.45 pm CET.
Ernesto Valverde will be giving a press conference on Friday at 5.00pm CET, which you can watch live on this website with English translation.