The Barça players have landed in Italy after an hour and a half flight on Sunday morning.The squad took off from Barcelona airport  for Bologne, where they landed at about eleven o’clock local time before a coach whisked them off to the team hotel in Florence – about 100 kms away – ahead of tonight’s nine o’clock kick off against Fiorentina.

Club President Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sporting Vice-President Jordi Mestre head the Barça party, with 18 players travelling for the game. Javier Mascherano, Leo Messi, Dani Alves and Neymar Jr, have all stayed in Barcelona following their recent re-incorporation after an extended summer break.

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