Neymar rejoined his colleagues on Monday morning / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

After three games in ten days and a day off on Sunday, the first team returned to work on Monday morning at the Ciutat Esportiva. The main news was the return of Neymar Jr, who has been working alone on specific exercises related with his back injury since he returned last week from his holiday.

Mathieu and Xavi, who missed the trips to Geneva and Helsinki, were able to train normally today despite not officially having received medical clearance. Bartra worked out in isolation and Adriano joined in with part of the group session.

Four Barça B players were also involved, namely Grimaldo, Samper, Sandro and Munir, while Ié and Halilovic have both gone back to Eusebio Sacristán and the reserve team.

New Belgian signing Thomas Vermaelen did specific physiotherapy work.

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