Afellay, at the Ciutat Esportiva this Tuesday. PHOTO: FCB

The available players for today's training session. PHOTO: ÀLEX CAPARRÓS-FCB

Keita during Tuesday's training session. PHOTO: ÀLEX CAPARRÓS-FCB

Josep Guardiola's side was once again working with limited resources due to so many players being away on international duty. Once again only Fontàs, Pinto, Keita and Maxwell were available for training on pitch number 2. They therefore teamed up with Eusebio Sacristán's Barça B.

Adriano is back in Barcelona, and was subjected to medical tests after feeling pain in a training session with the Brazil national team.

But the big news was the welcome return of Ibrahim Afellay to the Ciutat Esportiva for the first time since his operation on October 3. He's now on the long road to recovery, after being subjected to arthroscopy to rebuild cruciate ligaments in his left knee. He was originally expected to be sidelined for six months. Pedro is also still recovering from his ankle injury.

Wednesday training at 18.00

Josep Guardiola has called the next training session for Wednesday at 18.00, by which time most of the international players should be back in Barcelona.

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