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Puyol during the training session / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

FC Barcelona are thoroughly preparing for the second leg of the last 16 of the Cup away to Osasuna. On Wednesday morning the team carried out their last training session at the Training Ground. Pep Guardiola worked with the 18 first-team players available, and Barça B players Cuenca, Montoya, and Sergi Roberto. The former Barcelona player Rafa Marquez also participated in the session, as he did on Saturday and Tuesday.

It was during this training session when Dani Alves felt some discomfort in his right leg and has been left out of the squad for the game on Thursday, as a precaution. Also not selected are Iniesta and Maxwell, who have not been called up for technical reasons. Cuenca, Montoya, and Sergi Roberto are all in the squad.

These are, therefore, the 18 members of the squad, for the game in Pamplona: Valdes, Pinto, Pique, Cesc, Puyol, Xavi, Alexis, Messi, Thiago, Mascherano, Sergio, Pedro, Adriano, Abidal, Fontàs, Cuenca, Sergi Roberto, and Montoya.

It's worth remembering that Keita has joined up with Mali to play, from the 21st, the Africa Cup. Villa is continuing his recovery in the gym, and Afellay is back in Barcelona after completing part of his recovery process in the Netherlands.

Osasuna, with six reserve team players

Jose Luis Mendilíbar also announced on Wednesday the squad for the game against Barça. Osasuna have Echaide, Ruben, Roversio, Damian, Raitala, Masoud, and Kike Sola all out through injury. Raul Garcia has received medical clearance and is in the squad. Those who are not in the squad, for technical reasons, are Andres Fernandez, Sergio, Annunziata, Timor, Ibra, and Nino. To be able to complete the squad, Mendilíbar has named six players from the reserve teams: Satrústegui, Postigo, Hermosa, Roberto Torres, Raoul Loe, and Manu Omwu.

Osasuna carried out their last training session on Wednesday at their training ground.


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