The Barça squad returned to work on Tuesday morning at the Ciutat Esportiva after the few players that were not away on international duty had been given three days off.

Josep Guardiola is still waiting for most of his players to return, but was at least able to welcome back Seydou Keita today. The midfielder has had a successful weekend, in which his national team, Mali, qualified for the final stages of the African Nations Cup.

Ten reinforcements from B team

The other first team players involved in the session were Pinto, Iniesta, Maxwell and Fontàs, while the coaching staff also called on ten reserve players, namely Masip, Kiko Femenía, Rodri, Muniesa, Rosell, Planas, Montoya, Riverola, Gustavo and Deulofeu.

Wednesday evening session

The next meeting will be on Wednesday at 18.00 in the Ciutat Esportiva. Pep Guardiola should have most of his international players back by then, and will be able to finally start thinking properly about Saturday’s league fixture at home to Racing Santander, which kicks off at 20.00.

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