After Tuesday night’s win over Getafe, which means Barça currently sit just a single point behind the leaders, the players were back in training this morning. At 11.00, the players came out onto pitch number 1 at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper and, as is usual on a day after a game, the players who were involved in last night’s game did some light recovery work.

Alves back with the group, Piqué trains apart

Dani Alves was missing for the game against Getafe, as was Gerard Piqué, after the Club’s medical services decided they hadn’t fully recovered from their muscle problems. This morning, the Brazilian was back training with the rest of the squad, whilst Pique continued his recovery on his own.

B team players Tello, Montoya, Muniesa – who played in the Getafe game – plus Bartra, all trained with the first team squad.

Pep Guardiola has given the players a rest day on Thursday and they will not be back until 11 on Friday morning, when they begin preparations for Saturday’s game against Levante at the Ciutat de València (22.00). Pep Guardiola will hold a press conference after Friday’s session.

Thiago 21 today

Thiago Alcántara celebrates his 21st birthday today and before the session began, the players applauded him in the centre of the training pitch, in the traditional manner when a player has a birthday.

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