A toast on the plane with Sandro Rosell, Pep Guardiola, Carles Puyol and Andoni Zubizarreta / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

After almost 13 hours of travel time the World Champions’ airplane touched down in Barcelona at 18.00 hrs. The team’s trip, which started with beating Real Madrid at the Bernabéu and finished with the Club World Cup crown, came to an end after nine days away from home.

Traditional group photograph

After disembarking, the team lined up to take the traditional group photograph on the tarmac with the Club World Cup trophy. Then the team travelled by coach to the Camp Nou to say their farewells to the South American first-teamers, who will start their holiday vacation today and return to training on the 29th of December.

The rest of the squad will meet up on Tuesday, starting at 19.00 hrs, for a training session at the Cuitat Esportiva. The team will prepare the Round of 32 return leg of the King’s Cup against Hospitalet scheduled for Thursday (22.00 hrs). It will be a closed door session, José Manuel Pinto will hold a pre-training press conference.

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