Isaac Cuenca doubtful for Espanyol match/ PHOTO: ARXIU FCB

The first team completed their penultimate training session before Saturday’s match against Espanyol (21:00). Isaac Cuenca and Alexis Sánchez missed the session due to injury. Both players, however, completed individual recovery sessions this afternoon. The Catalan has a bruised right ankle and is doubtful for tomorrow’s match, his recovery will mark his availability for upcoming matches. Alexis continues to recuperate from the hamstring injury he picked up this week. The Chilean will not feature in tomorrow’s derby.

15 first-team players and 3 Barça B players

Guardiola worked this afternoon with 15 first-team players, among them Xavi, who is still recovering from a torn soleus in his left leg, and with three reserve players, Tello, Montoya and Bartra. Gerard Piqué worked apart from the group.

The team will hold a closed-door training session tomorrow at noon at the Camp Nou.

Éric Cantona visits the team

Éric Cantona, ex-Manchester United player, was the special guest at Barça’s training session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.

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