This was the last time the team will train before taking on Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday night. Josep Guardiola had all 21 players in perfect condition and was able to familiarise himself with tomorrow’s venue, Prague’s Synot Tip Aréna.

Three dropped

Guardiola will have to strike three names off his list before tomorrow’s Champions League match. He has taken 19 first team players plus Barça B’s Cuenca and Oier. Alexis Sánchez is the only one who has not yet been given medical clearance to play.

Guardiola meets Srnicek again

Before training, Josep Guardiola met a former teammate from his former playing days at Brescia: Pavel Srnicek. He was the reserve goalkeeper for the Italian outfit in the 2000/01, 2001/02 and 2002/03 seasons, the same time that the current FCB manager was in Lombardy. The former player travelled to Eden Stadium to say hello to his old friend Guardiola.

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