Messi, Pinto and Alba, on the trip to Madrid. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.
The first team took off from El Prat Airport at 11a.m. for their one hour flight to Madrid

New Outfit

The Barcelona squad are wearing a new Nike outfit on this trip to Madrid. They’re wearing a sweatshirt carrying the letters FC Barcelona, a shirt with the slogan “More than a Club”, and comfortable trousers with an elastic waistband. It’s a very comfortable and attractive outfit for this very special occasion.

The Barça first team are on their flight to Madrid, where on Wednesday they’ll take on Atletico in the return leg of their Champions League quarter final. The plane took off at 11 a.m. from El Prat airport for the one hour flight to the Capital.

Heading up the Barça expedition is the President Josep Maria Bartomeu, accompanied by Vice Presidents Javier Faus, Carles Vilarrubí, Jordi Mestre and Manel Arroyo, Directors Susana Monje, Toni Freixa, Jordi Moix, Jordi Monés, Pilar Guinovart, Javier Bordas, Silvio Elías and Dídac Lee, and Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta.

It’s worth remembering that Gerardo Martino has called up 21 players. Once in Madrid, Barça will get together at the hotel and later they’ll train at the Vicente Calderón at around 6.30 p.m.