Xavi en l'arribada a l'aeroport de Santander / FOTO: Miguel Ruiz FCB

FC Barcelona commenced their trip to Cantabria this afternoon ahead of tomorrow's match Racing Santander (18:00). The Barça team left the Camp Nou at 18:15 for El Prat airport. The plane took off at 19:15 and was scheduled to land in Santander at 20:10. The team was received by 300 Barça supporters who didn’t want to miss their chance to see the first team.

The coaching staff and the 18 players named to the squad, plus Carles Puyol, who doesn’t have the medical all-clear, including vice-president Javier Faus, director Pilar Guinovart and football director Andoni Zubizarreta form the Barça expedition.

Upon arrival, the team went straight to their hotel, Hotel Real. On Sunday, after the match against Racing, the first team will return to Barcelona at 21:30. Their plane is scheduled to land in the Catalan capital at 22:40.

Board member luncheon

This Sunday, at 14:30, the traditional lunch between board members of both clubs will take place at the Hipódromo Bellavista restaurant.

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