The first team was back training today as they prepare for the Copa del Rey semi final on Wednesday at the Camp Nou versus Valencia. This was a full session despite being the first since taking on and beating Real Sociedad on Saturday. The good news was that both Pedro and Iniesta were on the pitch. Both are recovering from their respective injuries, but were able to participate in some of the group exercises.

Sergio Busquets is also recovering from the deep cut in his right knee he suffered in the last game and which required stitches. Leo Messi was also missing, for he was doing specific work in the gym.

Seven reserve players

Pep Guardiola also called upon seven players from FC Barcelona B, namely Dos Santos, Tello and Sergi Roberto, who were in the squad for the Real Sociedad game, plus Bartra, Muniesa, Montoya and Gerard Deulofeu.

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