Neymar came off in the second half at Levante / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

Neymar and Rakitic both did specific exercises on Monday morning after picking up minor injuries against Levante. The former is having trouble with his left ankle and the Croatian international has bruising on his left foot. The club doctors will be keeping an eye on their progress, and will decide when they are ready to re-join normal training sessions.

Starters and scorers

Both players started the game at the Ciutat de València. Neymar beat goalkeeper Jesús to net the opener and Rakitic scored the second with a powerful drive from the edge of the area just before half time. The Brazilian was substituted in the second half because of the problems he was having with his ankle.

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