FC Barcelona muscled through a mid-week workout at the Ciutat Esportiva as they continued getting ready for Saturday’s clash with Málaga.

The Barça manager, Luis Enrique Martínez, still short a majority of his international stars who were involved in a spate of friendlies and World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday night, held a watchful eye over a session that included his available first-teamers plus a quintet of Barça B players — Abeledo, Aleñá, Carbonell, Alfaro and Marc Cardona.

The team will wrap up the week with training sessions on Thursday and Friday. Kick-off at Camp Nou on Saturday is set for 4.15pm CET.