Following Thursday’s 2-1 defeat to Athletic Club in the Copa del Rey, FC Barcelona were back on the training field on Friday as the focus switches to the league game against Villarreal on Sunday.

The game at San Mamés was an intense one but Luis Enrique’s men are now switching their attention to what will be another tough match at El Madrigal.

Denis Suárez celebrated his first birthday as a member of the first team while Jasper Cillessen was back on the training field recovering from the injury that ruled him out of the squad for the cup game

January is a hectic month for Barça with a game almost every three days should they advance to the next stage of the cup. Villarreal at home are always a hugely difficult opponent and Fran Escribá’s men are on good form, sitting in fourth place just five points off Barça.

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