Abidal in Vall d’Aran / PHOTO: ARCHIVE FCB

Barça TV’s ‘Porta 104’ programme zeroed in on Éric Abidal this afternoon. The nine-minute documentary takes a look at the Frenchman’s trajectory since he was diagnosed with a live tumour. The documentary also highlights his return to competitive play in the semi-finals of the Champions League against Real Madrid; the trophy he lifted in Wembley; the support from his team-mates and the fans, and his return to training in Val d’Arán six months after his liver transplant surgery.

The documentary’s title - ‘Abidal, your struggle is our source of strength’ - is a phrase that Tito Vilanova dedicated to the Frenchman after the Joan Gamper Trophy Estrella Damm match. The Barça manager reassured the Abidal that the team would wait - no matter how long - for his return.