Puyol, in thursday's training session FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.

The penultimate Barça training session of the week was held at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. Like on Wednesday, the five players that are not off on international duty (Puyol, Pinto, Dos Santos, Fontàs and Thiago) worked out with the reserve team. Carles Puyol wore a protective mask during the parts of the session that involved physical contact.

Eusebio Sacristán ran the session because Tito Vilanova is, for the second day, away at a manager’s meeting organised by UEFA. The first team coach should be back at the club on Friday morning for the final session of the week.

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