The 12 Barça B players that trained today at the Camp Nou / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Barça will play their final game of the Champions League group stage against BATE Borisov with nothing to lose. With the top spot in Group H secured, Pep Guardiola decided to rest 13 first team players and name 11 footballers from Barça B to FC Barcelona’s squad to face the Belorussians.

Mostly reserve players

This afternoon the Barça B youngsters Oier, Riverola, Montoya, Bartra, Muniesa, Sergi Gómez, Rafinha, Jonathan dos Santos, Deulofeu, Sergi Roberto and Kiko Femenía trained on Camp Nou’s pitch. Isaac Cuenca also took part in the session, even though he’s been training with the first team for a couple of weeks.

The youngsters were joined by the seven first team footballers that Pep Guardiola has named to the Barça squad against BATE: Pinto, Piqué, Thiago, Maxwell, Fontàs, Pedro and Adriano, who is still recuperating from injury.

The team will spend the night at the Mandarín hotel, and will hold a closed door training session tomorrow at noon at the Ciutat Esportiva before the Champions League match.

Tuesday, the players not named to the squad return to work

Valdés, Alves, Puyol, Abidal, Mascherano, Keita, Sergio Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Cesc Fábregas, Messi, Alexis and Villa have off until Tuesday and will not feature against BATE Borisov. They will also hold a closed door training session, along with Adriano, at the Ciutat Esportiva tomorrow at 10:30.

The List

Pinto, Piqué, Thiago, Maxwell, Fontàs, Pedro, Cuenca (39), Oier (36), Montoya (35), Bartra (32), Muniesa (26), Sergi Gómez (33), Rafinha (34), Jonathan dos Santos (28), Deulofeu (27), Riverola (29), Sergi Roberto (30), Kiko Femenía (38).

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