Joint training session with Barça B / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Barça put in the second training session of the week this Wednesday and once again they were without 11 of their international players. The players trained with Eusebio Sacristán’s B team, as they continued to prepare for Sunday’s league opener against Real Sociedad, whilst the reserves are getting ready for their first second division game of the season on Friday against Almeria.

Dos Santos works with Puyol

Puyol, who rejoined the squad on Tuesday after missing the game against Dynamo Bucharest with a leg strain, and Dos Santos, who also suffered a muscle strain which kept him out of the trip to Sweden and Rumania, both trained together apart from the rest of the players.

Thiago Alcántara also trained away from the rest of the group, as he continues to recover from the leg injury he suffered at the end of last season. The players will be back in training on Thursday at seven o’clock, when the international players, with the exception of Alexis Sanchez, will all be available.