Xavi will lead a small group that is staying in Barcelona this week / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique will once again be short handed as 13 of his players, plus 4 from Barça B head away for international matches this week. Barça will train from Tuesday to Friday at 11.00 AM CET at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.

Weekend rest

At the end of the week, Luis Enrique has opted to let his players rest next weekend, taking advantage of one of the few weeks in all the year to do so. His players will get back to work on Tuesday, November 17th at 11.00 AM CET and, little by little, the players returning from international duties will rejoin the group to get ready for the next La Liga match, on Saturday, November 22nd at 8.00 PM at Camp Nou.

Ten staying in Barcelona

Neither Andrés Iniesta nor Jérémy Mathieu will be going with their national sides this time due to injury. They both have right calf issues and will continue with their respective recoveries.

Sergi Roberto won't be going with the U-21 team due to a groin strain. Others who will be around will be Jordi Masip, Montoya, Douglas, Adriano, Dani Alves, Vermaelen and Xavi.

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