The first has trained in pre4paration for Valladolid. @Carles5Puyol, with the squad

Alexis in an archive image. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ- FCB
Gerardo Martino conducted the session as Barça prepare for the clash with the Castilians

Puyol worked with the team, while Messi, Alba and Mascherano continued their recovery programmes

The first team were back at work on Thursday for a full training session, after the shorter recovery session held after returning from Glasgow. All of the available players were present, as was captain Carles Puyol, who is looking closer and closer to regaining his full fitness.

Barça, league leaders following seven wins out of seven, are now focused on game eight against Valladolid this Saturday (22.00). Javier Mascherano, Leo Messi and Jordi Alba were also in the Ciutat Esportiva, but to continue their recoveries from injury.