The first team have started the preseason with a series of examinations of their condition
Eleven first team players and twelve from the reserves were involved
Luis Enrique’s new-look Barça got the preseason under way on the morning of Monday 14 July. As usual, things started with the traditional medical tests and analyses. Eleven members of the first team (Ter Stegen, Masip, Montoya, Bartra, Adriano, Sergi Roberto, Rafinha, Deulofeu, Afellay, Tello and Bojan) were joined by thirteen from the reserves (Patric, Ie, Bagnack, Diagne, Grimaldo, Samper, Halilovic, Munir, Sandro, Dani Nieto, Joan Roman, Dongou and Adama).
The venue was the Ciutat Esportiva, where the squad gathered first thing in the morning. After initial analyses, they were then staggered into different groups for biomechanical tests, electrocardiograms, echographies, effort tests and densitometry examinations.
Double sessions and debut
The players that have been involved in the Brazil 2012 World Cup will be returning at different stages over the next few weeks.
Luis Enrique has scheduled double training sessions at 9.30 AM CET and 6.30 PM CET each day, the times specially chosen to avoid the scorching midday heat in the Catalan capital at the moment.
On Saturday, Huelva will be the stage for the first preseason friendly for Barça 2014/15.