Ernesto Valverde will be travelling to Tarragona with a team of 18 players to take on second division Gimnàstic in practice match this Friday evening (kick-off 8.00pm CET), but for the players that won’t be making the trip, it was morning training as normal at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.

Those eighty players that are not involved in today’s game are Gerard Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Andrés Iniesta, Luis Suárez, Leo Messi, Aleix Vidal and Samuel Umtiti.

The rest of the squad are due to arrive at the club this afternoon at 5.45pm CET for the short trip south to the Costa Dorada.

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