Song, Thiago and Cesc / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

Jordi Roura has named a total of 19 players to FC Barcelona’s squad ahead of this Saturday’s showdown at the Bernabéu against Real Madrid (16.00, Canal+). Besides Xavi, who is injured, Abidal, Montoya and Dos Santos won’t feature for the Blaugrana. Therefore, Bartra and Alexis, both of whom didn’t suit up against Los Blancos on Wednesday, will travel with the team to the Spanish capital. On Saturday, before kick off, Roura will have to rule out one additional player.

Training session in the rain

This afternoon’s training session saw Leo Messi train with the team. The player missed yesterday’s training session due to fever. The session, the last before tomorrow’s match, was held on Field 2 of the Ciutat Esportiva. Xavi Hernández worked with the team physio.

The squad

Valdés, Pinto, Alves, Piqué, Bartra, Puyol, Mascherano, Alba, Adriano, Song, Busquets, Iniesta, Thiago, Cesc, Pedro, Messi, Tello, Alexis and Villa.

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