Jordi Alba at training but not with squad

Jordi Alba training on Thursday. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
It was the first time since October 10 that the full back has worked out on the pitch, where he was joined by Piqué

Fàbregas joined in with the warm-up and Xavi also did specific work

The FC Barcelona players that are not away trained today at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. The big news was the return of Jordi Alba, who was back training on the pitch for the first time since October 10, the day that the 24-year-old tore fibres in his left femoral biceps  thigh injury.

Gerard Piqué also worked out in isolation, while Cesc Fàbregas was able to complete the warm-up with his team-mates. Xavi Hernández also did specific exercises in a session where the players were joined by youth team members Adama, Godswill, Pedro Godoy and Sergi Palencia.