Xavi Hernández’s return after missing the games against Rayo and Malaga with a calf injury, was the main talking point at the session, with the players who figured last night going through a less demanding workout, whilst the rest of the squad began preparations for Saturdays’ derby game at the Camp Nou and Gerard Piqué again trained apart.

The Barça B players at the session, Tello, Bartra, Montoya and Oier, were joined by four Youth A team players Samper, Bagnack, Ernesto and Quesada, who were playing in the Champions Cup at Lepe on Monday before losing to Espanyol in the quarter finals.