The players showing their support for Tito Vilanova. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.

Even though Tito Vilanova wasn’t at tonight’s game to help Pep Guardiola on Barça’s bench, he was very present at the Camp Nou. Before kickoff Barça’s starting lineup trotted out onto the pitch wearing navy blue T-shirts that read ‘Tito, d’aquesta també ens en sortirem’ (Tito, we’ll beat this one too), the Camp Nou greeted the show of support with applause.

He watched the game from home

Last Tuesday, Tito Vilanova was operated on for a problem with his parotid gland at the Hospital de la Vall d'Hebron. After a satisfactory post operation period, Vilanova was discharged from hospital yesterday morning. The assistant coach is expected to be back to full health within three or four weeks.

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