Training 21/11/11. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ (FCB).

Andrés Iniesta will miss the vital game in Milan as Guardiola has decided to rest him as a precaution following the knock he picked up against Zaragoza on Saturday. The Spanish midfielder joins the suspended Alves and the injured Adriano and Afellay who also miss the game.

Pedro is the principal newcomer in the squad for the game after been given the medical OK on Saturday – though he didn’t make the squad for the Zaragoza match -  and joins B team players Bartra, Dos Santos, Cuenca and Oier in the squad.

Training in Sant Joan Despí

The team trained this Monday morning at the Ciutat Esportiva ahead of the trip to Milan tomorrow. With Iniesta working with the physios and Adriano also missing, Guardiola had 18 first team squad members and Bartra, Dos Santos, Cuenca and Oier in the session.

The party fly out to Milan on Tuesday morning and at seven o’clock in the evening they will train at the San Siro ahead of the game to decide top spot in the group, which kicks off at 20.45 on Wednesday.