Sergio Busquets greets Tito Vilanova / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Tito Vilanova’s team is nearly back to full strength after the international break. This Wednesday the first team returned to training along with Barça's Spanish internationals  - Valdés, Piqué, Xavi, Sergio Busquets, Pedro and Villa; the U21 Spanish internationals - Montoya and Bartra; the Brazilians Adriano and Dani Alves; and the Cameroon international Alex Song. Barça B’s Tello and Oier also trained with the first team.

Both Jordi Alba, who has the flu, and Andrés Iniesta, who has a muscle injury, missed today’s training session.

Messi, Mascherano and Alexis to return on Thursday and Friday

The team will continue to prepare for Saturday’s Liga clash with Getafe on Thursday afternoon. The session is scheduled for 7:00 PM at the Ciutat Esportiva. Messi, Mascherano and Alexis are due back in Barcelona on Thursday and Friday.