After seeing off Granada and Sevilla, Barça are now making plans to make it three wins out of three against Andalusian opposition in the space of just six days. Yes, it’s Málaga next on Saturday at 8.45pm CET, and with no time for rest, it was straight back to the training ground on Thursday morning for the first of just two sessions before it’s back into match action again.

All of the available players were in attendance, with Wednesday’s rain clouds now far off in the distance and the Catalonian sun shining down on the Ciutat Esportiva. Luis Enrique also called on the services of three members of the reserve team squad: Kaptoum, Carbonell and Carles Aleñá, the latter fresh from making his Camp Nou debut the night before.

The main focus was on recovery from the previous evening’s exertions, meaning there is only time for one ‘regular’ workout, at the same time and place on Friday (11.00am CET), which will be followed by the manager giving a press conference to discuss the trip to the Costa del Sol the day after.

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