First team at the Camp Nou / PHOTO: Miguel Ruiz - FCB

The squad, who have been staying at the Hotel W since Tuesday night, trained at the Camp Nou this lunchtime in their final session ahead of tonight’s Champions League game against Benfica. Tito Vilanova led the session behind closed doors at the stadium with the 18 players – including B team youngsters Tello, Sergi Roberto, Rafinha, Sergi Gómez, Planas and Deulofeu –but without the six players he’s rested for the game -Iniesta, Jordi Alba, Xavi, Mascherano,
Cesc and Pedro.

Back to the hotel

After the session the players got back on the bus and returned to their hotel, where they will have lunch and rest before leaving for the stadium and the match at about 19.30 tonight.