Tito Vilanova led the team this Thursday afternoon in the second training session of the day at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. Leo Messi, who rejoined his teammates this morning, trained with the group once again this afternoon. The Argentine appears to be progressing well from the injury that kept him from playing against Hamburg SV on Tuesday.

Carles Puyol also completed part of the session with the group. The Azulgrana captain was joined by eight Barça B players - Kiko Femenía, Sergi Gómez, Sergi Roberto, Planas, Rafinha, Ilie, Lobato and Oier. The only player to miss this afternoon’s session that was present in this morning’s was the keeper Bañuz, who trained with the reserve side.

The team will return to training on Friday at 19.00. Once the players complete the closed-door session, Tito Vilanova will reveal the list of players that he’ll take to Morocco to face Raja Club Athletic.

Ilie experiences severe back pain

In this afternoon’s session, Ilie experienced severe back pain. The player started has taken medication and is recovering with the aid of the team’s physio. His recovery will mark his availability for Saturday’s match.

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