FC Barcelona's internationals return to training

Piqué and Iniesta / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.
The majority of the team’s internationals joined in this evening’s training session

Neymar and Alves didn’t train with the team seeing that they just arrived from China, Alexis is expected to return on Thursday

FC Barcelona are nearly back to full strength this Wednesday as many of the internationals returned to training. The seven Spain internationals, and Alex Song who was expected to return on Thursday, trained with the first team this evening. Sergi Roberto, who picked up an injury to his right thigh, trained apart from the group. He’s expected to train with the team on Thursday.

Neymar and Dani Alves, who just arrived from China, received permission from the coaching staff to miss the session. Alexis Sánchez, who played for his country early Tuesday morning, is expected back in training on Thursday.

Messi, Mascherano, Cuenca and Puyol – all of whom are recovering from injury – trained with the team. Just like the session on Tuesday, the Juvenil A player, Adama Traoré trained with the senior side.

Barça’s next match is away to Osasuna on Saturday.