Training session in Yokohama / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

Al-Sadd beaten in the semi finals of the Club World Cup, FC Barcelona got back to work today. As usual, the players that started the game worked out in the gym, while the others had a full session on the Yokohama Marinos training ground on a warm December morning in Japan.

One of yesterday's substitutes, Alexis Sánchez, was also missing after tests revealed that he has slightly strained the abductor in his left leg, making him doubtful for Sunday's final against Santos. Yesterday he came on as a replacement for David Villa, but later had to leave the field again, to be replaced by Cuenca.

Morning's rest

Without David Villa, who has returned to Barcelona, Josep Guardiola decided the players can now rest until Saturday at 13.30, when they will have a training session at the same as they did the day before facing Al-Sadd.

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