Carles Puyol with Tata Martino and Juanjo Brau / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Carles Puyol was able to join the rest of the squad for the final section of this morning’s training session. Although he worked in isolation for the first part of the workout, it looks like the captain will be back to full fitness very shortly.

Everyone available

As the team prepares for Saturday’s clash with Sevilla at 20.00 in the Camp Nou, Gerardo Martino had all of his available players with him today. Those included Dani Alves and Sergio Busquets, who have only joined their colleagues for certain parts of recent sessions, but today were able to take part in all of the exercises as normal. The first team was also joined today by youth player Juan Antonio Ros.

The only remaining meeting before taking on Sevilla will be on Saturday morning in the Camp Nou, an important session because it will be the first chance for the players to try out the recently returfed pitch.