Defender Jérémy Mathieu is examined on Tuesday morning.

FC Barcelona opened their preseason on Tuesday morning and, as always, the day’s events began with a series of physicals and fitness tests.

Nine players were present on the first day of activity at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamer, the team’s training facility, which is located in Sant Jan Despí, just outside of Barcelona.

On hand from the first team were Luis Suárez, Munir El Haddadi, Sergi Roberto, Adriano Correia, Aleix Vidal, Jérémy Mathieu, Jordi Masip, Denis Suárez, and Sergi Samper.

The youngster Alen Halilovic was absent but had Club permission.

Strength tests, foot examinations and Echocardiograms were all part of the activity on Tuesday morning.

The players will take to the pitch on Wednesday to begin on-the-field training. Two-a-days will be common throughout the preseason.

The remaining players who played in international competitions this summer will gradually reunite with their teammates over the coming weeks.

 

 

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