Piqué, durant l'entrenament / FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

Barça continue to prepare for the Cup Final against Athletic Club. This Thursday afternoon the first-team players, including Alexis and Pinto (who still does not have medical clearance to play), completed a closed-door training session. Thiago, however, was absent. The midfielder came down with a stomach flu and was sent home by the Club’s Medical Services.

The Barça B players Tello, Montoya and Bartra also trained with the squad. This was the first training session without Dani Alves, who broke his clavicle in yesterday’s training session. The Brazilian defender joins Puyol, Fontàs, Abidal and Villa on the injury list.