Following a welcome day off on Sunday to recover strength following the victorious trip to Malaga, the Barça first team were back at the training ground on a sunny but very windy Monday morning to start focusing 100% on the Champions League visit of Chelsea on Wednesday.

There was a happy mood as the players gathered before the workout to applaud Leo Messi on the birth of his third child, Ciro Messi. The new member of the Barça family was born on Saturday, the reason why the Argentinian did not join the rest of the team in Andalusia.

The regulars were joined on the field today by five members of the reserve squad: Carles Aleñá, José Antonio Martínez, Samu Araujo, Vitinho and Marcus McGuane.

And there was further good news as Andrés Iniesta, who has been out with a hamstring injury sustained against Atlético Madrid, was able to join the rest of the group for part of today’s routine.

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