First double session for FC Barcelona of the preseason

Tito Vilanova led the first team in a second session this evening after this morning’s session

Carles Puyol and Ibrahim Afellay worked apart from the group, whilst Cuenca didn’t train due to injury

Cuenca out due to a cervical contusion

The Catalan player sustained a cervical contusion on Tuesday, and he’ll be under observation for the next 24 hours. Tests confirmed that the injury is not serious. When the player is given the all-clear, he will focus on recovering from the injury to his right knee.  

The first double-session day for FC Barcelona is over. The first day of the 2013/14 preseason saw Tito Vilanova’s men complete two training sessions this Tuesday, the first at 9.00 and the second at 19.00. It’s worth noting that the Blaugrana will train twice a day through Friday.

This evening’s session was very similar to this morning’s as Vilanova and his staff led the first team in physical conditioning. The following players participated in this evening’s session: Pinto, Oier, Montoya, Bartra, Mascherano, Adriano, Song, Sergi Roberto, Dos Santos, Messi, Tello and Alexis.

In addition to the players mentioned above, three players – Puyol, Afellay and Cuenca – were also present but they were unable to participate with the group. The first two are recovering from their respective injuries and the third didn’t participate due to a cervical contusion. The next training session is scheduled for Wednesday, at 9.00, at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.