PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

Following Wednesday night’s game at Stamford Bridge (1-0), the Barça squad stayed the night in London and flew back to Barcelona on Thursday morning. Their flight left the British capital at 10.00 local time and just over two hours later, at 13.15, the players arrived back at El Prat Airport.

22 man training

They were taken directly from the airport to the Camp Nou for a training session in which the players that started the match at Stamford Bridge worked out at a different rate to the others as part of the typical post-match recovery routine.

There is no time for relaxation. The players need to immediately put events in the Champions League behind them and turns their minds to Saturday’s high profile clásico against Real Madrid at the Camp Nou. After today’s session, all of the players enjoyed lunch together, and will be due back for another training session on Friday evening at 18.00, once again at the Camp Nou.