This weekend brings us the 19th round of La Liga and the players are fully focussed on the match against Betis.  Today's training session was held behind closed doors and involved 15 men from the senior squad who were joined by four reinforcements from the reserves. Apart from the injured players, Guardiola has now also lost Keita who is away on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Applause for Valdés

Saturday's session began with a warm round of applause from team-mates and coaches alike for Victor Valdés, who is celebrating his 30th birthday today.

The players will train next on Sunday at 12 noon.

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