Piqué during today's training session. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.

The first team returned to training this Tuesday afternoon with two important additions: Gerard Piqué and Isaac Cuenca. Both the players trained with normality with the rest of the team. Alexis Sánchez, on the other hand, continued his recovery on the pitch. The Chilean missed the Catalan derby due to injury.

Seydou Keita worked apart from the group due to problems with the soleus in his left leg. Carles Puyol, who will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury that he picked up against Espanyol, did not train. The other first-team absences are Villa, Fontàs and Abidal. The Barça B players Tello, Bartra and Montoya trained with the first team.

Tito Vilanova did not attend this afternoon’s training session due to a viral illness that was caused by a slight fever. The assistant manager is scheduled to return to the team’s training sessions on Thursday. Barça will continue preparing for the match against Betis in their next training session, which will take place on Wednesday at 11:00 at the Ciutat Esportiva Sant Joan Despí,