President Bartomeu greets Leo Messi / PHOTO: GERMÁN PARGA - FCB

Club President  Josep Maria Bartomeu spoke to the players at this morning’s training session at the Ciutat Esportiva. Sr Bartomeu also spent a few minutes before the session talking with sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta and coach Tata Martino, at the team began preparations for Wednesday’s Cup Final against Real Madrid

Captain Carles Puyol thanked the President for the visit in his press conference this lunchtime, explaining: “the President is right there alongside us and we appreciate his words of support”.

Immediately afterwards, the President, accompanied by the sporting vicepresident  Jordi Mestre and board member with responsibility for Barça B and the Youth team, Silvio Elías,flew to Switzerland, where the Youth A team are due to play in the UEFA Youth League final against Benfica