Suárez and Mascherano, who is back from injury, during the workout. | MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

The first day back at work at the Ciutat Esportiva. After a morning of medicals, the players made their way onto the Tito Vilanova pitch this afternoon as their summer holidays came to an end.

The first training session of the 2017/18 season also gave Ernesto Valverde the chance to meet his players. The coaching team, who started back on Tuesday, worked with the available first team squad and five Barça B players in Ortolá, Aleñá, Cucurella, Palencia and the new signing Vitinho.

Gerard Deulofeu, who played for Spain in the Under-21 European Championship in Poland was at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper for some treatment on his right leg.

Mascherano given the all clear

Before training, the first team player Javier Mascherano was passed fit again having recovered from the injury he sustained in the Copa del Rey final on 27 May. This means the Argentinian is fully fit and was able to complete the post-holiday medical ahead of the 2017/18 season.
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