Muniesa receives a standing ovation from his teammates / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Barça were back at work just 12 hours after their win at La Rosaleda, with a training session at the Ciutat Esportiva ahead of Wednesday’s Cup clash with Málaga (21.30). Whilst those involved in last night’s game had a gentle session, the rest, along with Oier and Espinosa from the B team, had a more intense work out and Villa trained in the gym.

The main point of interest in the session was the re-appearance of Marc Muniesa, who was back in training five months after he had an arthroscopy by Doctors Ramon Cugat and Ricard Pruna to fix a ligament problem in his right knee at the end of last July.