Fourteen first team regulars were missing from the first training session of the week because they’re away on international duty, but one man who was at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper on Tuesday was Gerard Piqué, who worked out separately from the rest of the team.

It won’t be long before the centre back is able to rejoin the group. He’s been out of action since spraining ligaments in his right ankle in the 39th minute of the the 4-0 defeat of Manchester City on October 19.