Jordi Alba during today's session / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

The first team trained this Thursday afternoon at the Ciutat Esportiva. The nine players who were on international duty this week joined their team-mates for the session. In addition to the internationals, Pedro Rodríguez and Cesc Fàbregas also trained with the group, while Leo Messi participated in part of the session after he trained apart from the group on Wednesday.

Once again the Barça B player, Bagnack, trained with the first team.

Alves and Valdés train apart from the group

Dani Alves trained apart from the group as he picked up a knock to his right ankle during Switzerland-Brazil friendly on Wednesday. Víctor Valdés also trained apart from the group.

Carles Puyol, who trained on the pitch this Wednesday for the first time since he underwent surgery, continued with his recovery regiment.

The team will train tomorrow afternoon at 19.00 ahead of Sunday’s La Liga opener against Levante at the Camp Nou.