Bartra i Alexis han treballat al marge / FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

The first team players were back in training just 12 hours after defeating Alavés in the Cup (3-1). The session focussed on recovering from last night’s match but also included seven players rested on Wednesday (Valdés, Piqué, Alba, Sergio, Xavi, Iniesta and Messi).

Barça B swell the numbers

Adriano, the scorer of the opening goal last night, did not take part in today’s training session. He has a virus and will see Club doctors again on Friday. Meanwhile, Alexis and Bartra – still on the injury list – worked out separately from the main group. Tello, Oier, Quintillà, Joan Ángel and Sergi Gómez from Barça B joined in today’s session.

The players will report for training again on Friday at 11 am. This will be the last session before Saturday’s game against Athletic Club in the Camp Nou (8 pm).