Cuenca, and Abidal, in today's session / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

Barça returned to training this Monday afternoon to prepare for the return leg of the Copa del Rey quarter final tie against Málaga (Thursday, 22.00). For the first time this season, all 25 first team players participated in the session. Villa, who has spent the last couple of days recovering from a hamstring injury, trained alongside his teammates. The other good piece of news is that Isaac Cuenca was given the medial all-clear to return to competitive play.

Cuenca gets the green light

The forward underwent a therapeutic arthroscopy on May 31 to correct an injury to the meniscus of his right knee. On November 26 he returned to training and this Monday his recovery process officially came to an end.

The two-all draw in the away leg means Barça will have to fight an up hill battle against Málaga on Thursday, and the players know it. The team will hold another training session tomorrow morning at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.