Busquets in training this morning / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

Sergio Busquets and Javier Mascherano trained with the rest of the squad this Thursday morning after they both worked apart on Wednesday. Five Barça B players (Masip, Grimaldo, Ilie, Samper and Gómez) and three Youth A youngsters (Riera, Godswill and Ortega) also took part in the session.

Riera, Godswill and Ortega were received with a round of applause in recognition of the Youth A team’s recent victory in the UEFA Youth League. Neymar , Piqué, Jordi Alba and Puyol all worked on specific recovery work, whilst Dos Santos trained apart. The squad have been given a rest day on Friday and will be back in training on Saturday at eleven in the morning.