Messi and Mascherano at Ciutat Esportiva. FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ (FCB).

The first team squad have been given a day off today, although a few of them did come into the Ciutat Esportiva to work out. Leo Messi and Javier Mascherano both did some recovery work after their exertions for Argentina over the last few days, which culminated in the 1-2 win over Colombia.

Adriano and Afellay also at Sant Joan Despí

Messi and Mascherano met up with Adriano and Afellay, who are both recovering from injuries, at the Ciutat Esportiva, whilst the other injured player in the squad, Pedro, is due to come in for some work this afternoon.

With Leo Messi and Mascherano both back in Barcelona, the only remaining international absentee is the Chilean Alexis Sanchez, who is due back on Thursday evening and should be in training with the full squad on Friday morning.