Pinto and Iniesta (Season 2006/07) / PHOTO: FCB

- The players await kick off time at the team hotel [+]

At noon, six hours before kick off at the Camp Nou, the FC Barcelona players gathered at the NH Hotel Constanza

- Vilanova: "In principle, Messi will be okay for the game [+]

Leo Messi was given permission by the Club to miss this morning’s training, so that he could deal with a personal matter, but Tito Vilanova explained to this lunchtime’s press conference: “in principal he will be okay for the game. It’s no big deal that he misses one day’s training”.

- Javi Varas back at the Camp Nou [+]

The Celta keeper returns to the scene of one of his best ever performances, where he made seven superb stops to keep Barça out in last season’s goalless draw with Seville.

- Leo Messi misses training [+]

After yesterday’s rest day, Tito Vilanova’s players were back in training this morning ahead of Saturday evening’s La Liga game at the Camp Nou against Celta. Leo Messi was given permission to miss the session to deal with a personal matter.

- The Celta Connection [+]

On Saturday, in the Camp Nou (6 pm, GolT y Canal+ Liga) Barça will meet Celta Vigo for the first time in six years. For three members of the Barça squad it will be a special game due to their personal connections with the Galician club.

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