Ivan Rakitic trains with the group at the Ciutat Esportiva in Sant Joan Despí. / MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

FC Barcelona went right back to work Wednesday morning, not long after sending Paris Saint-Germain out of the UEFA Champions League with a 2–0 victory (5–1 on aggregate) and stamping a one-way ticket to the semi-finals for seventh time in eight years. Luis Enrique's squad worked out on Camp Tito Vilanova at the Ciutat Esportiva in a light recovery session designed to alleviate the physical symptoms that typically arise after a hard night's work at Camp Nou.

Thomas Vermaelen — without medical clearance — joined the group, along with five Barça B players: Cámara, Samper, Gumbau, Sandro and Munir.

The team will have a rest-day on Thursday and will return to training on Friday to make their final preparations for Saturday's visit to Cornella-El Prat, where they'll face RCD Espanyol at 4.00pm CET.

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