Mascherano, Messi i Alexis en l'entrenament d'aquest dijous al matí / FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Following on from Wednesday afternoon’s session in the intense Barcelona heat, the players were back at the Club’s training grounds on Thursday morning to continue their preparations for the 2012/13 season.

Tito Vilanova had 12 senior squad players at his disposal plus 8 from Barça B -Oier, Sergi Gómez, Planas, Sergi Roberto, Ilie, Rafinha, Kiko Femenía and Lobato-. Once again, Villa, Fontàs and Alves joined the main group but under medical supervision. Meanwhile, Thiago and Cuenca continued their specific recovery programmes.

After two days pf morning and afternoon sessions, the players have just the morning session this Thursday. On Friday, the manager has scheduled a double training session at 9 am and 7 pm.