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Evening training session with 22 players. Adriano and Dongou trained apart from the group; Afellay trained in the gym

Ter Stegen. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
Bojan, who has been transferred to Stoke City, didn’t take part in this evening’s session

Adriano and Dongou trained apart from the group; Afellay trained in the gym

The seven first team players (Ter Stegen, Masip, Rafinha, Deulofeu, Sergi Roberto, Montoya and Bartra) and 15 Barça B players trained this Tuesday afternoon at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. Bojan Krkic, who was transferred to Stoke City, didn’t participate in the session.

Adriano Correia and Dongou trained apart from the group while Afellay trained in the gym. Rafa Alcántara, who was given the medical all-clear this morning, trained with normality.

Agreement reached with Stoke City for Bojan

Bojan / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.
The FC Barcelona forward will join the Premier League side this summer

After spending nearly his entire footballing life at FC Barcelona, Bojan Krkic says goodbye to his Club. The Catalan forward, who was always one step ahead of his age in terms of skill and quality, leaves the Club with the distinction of being the all-time highest scorer in the Barça youth system. His tally from all his years at La Masia exceeds the 400-goal mark. He also performed well when he shared the senior side dressing room with some of the best forwards on the planet. First he vied for a starting spot with Eto’o, and then with Ibrahimovic and Leo Messi. During his four seasons on the first team (2007-2011), he scored a total of 26 goals.

Bojan made his first team debut under the orders of Frank Rijkaard at the age of 16, against Egypt’s Al-Ahly. He scored the team’s second goal against the Egyptian side. His first goal in an official match was scored on October 21 2007, against Villarreal when he was only 17 years old. He became the youngest player in FC Barcelona history to score in a La Liga match. He nearly achieved the same distinction in the Champions League when he scored against Schalke 04 – he became the second youngest player to score in a UCL match at the time.

Four seasons with the first team

Bojan was important in Rijkaard’s tactical schemes in the manager’s final year on the FC Barcelona bench (2007/08). Despite his youth, he scored 12 goals from 48 appearances. But his role in the team became more discreet in the following three seasons. He was crucial to the team’s winning Copa del Rey bid in the 2008/09 season (treble year) and in Barça’s La Liga winning run in 2009/10, as he scored important goals against Villarreal and Sevilla.

After his seven-goal haul in the 2010/11 season, Bojan was loaned out to Roma (which was managed by Luis Enrique), then Milan, and then Ajax. He won the Eredivisie that season with the Dutch team.

Bojan bids farewell to his childhood Club with three La Liga titles, two Champions League medals, one Copa del Rey, one European Supercup, two Spanish Supercups and one Clubs World Cup.

Halilovic and Adama Traoré, gifted youngsters

Halilovic and Adama / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB
Halilovic showed plenty of signs of potential class in the first half against Huelva

He and Adama Traoré were the two youngest players in the team for Saturday’s friendly

Both players featured in the first 45 minutes of the 1-0 win at the Nuevo Colombino. Barça dominated that first half and had several chances, but the solid home defence made sure that it was still goalless at the break.

The young Croatian was arguably the most impressive player in the first half, with several incisive runs and creating plenty of openings. And Halilovic is not afraid to shoot, his and Barça’s best chance coming from a free kick on the edge of the area.

Adama Traoré was not quite as involved as Halilovic, but looked very confident when the ball did come his way. His speed in the one-on-one is one of his most prominent gifts, but last night he was up against a side that placed almost all of its focus on defending, so we didn’t really get to see him at his best.

Rafinha passed fit

Rafinha training on Monday evening. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.
The young midfielder has spent the last few days training apart afyer injuring a toe

Luis Enrique Martínez took nine first team players and fifteen B team youngsters through training this morning

El Barça ha realitzat el primer entrenament del dia aquest dimarts al matí a la Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. La principal novetat ha estat la tornada de Rafinha Alcántara amb el grup, després d’uns dies al marge. Ja recuperat de la contusió al dit gros del peu esquerre que li va fer perdre’s el partit de Huelva, el migcampista s’ha exercitat amb normalitat i a la conclusió de la sessió matinal ha rebut l’alta mèdica.

Amb ell, el tècnic Luis Enrique Martínez ha comptat amb nou futbolistes del primer equip i quinze del filial. Adriano Correia ha portat a terme treball específic de camp, mentre que Dongou ha fet treball específic fora del terreny de joc.

El proper entrenament del primer equip serà aquest mateix dimarts a partir de les 18.30 hores.

Halilovic and Adama Traoré, young and active

Halilovic and Adama / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB
Halilovic showed plenty of signs of potential class in the first half against Huelva

He and Adama Traoré were the two youngest players that appeared in the team for Saturday’s friendly

Both players featured in the first 45 minutes of the 1-0 win at the Nuevo Colombino. Barça dominated that first half and had several chances, but the solid home defence made sure that it was still goalless at the break.

The young Croatian was arguably the most impressive player in the first half, with several incisive runs and creating plenty of openings. And Halilovic is not afraid to shoot, his and Barça’s best chance coming from a free kick on the edge of the area.

Adama Traoré was not quite as involved as Halilovic, but looked very confident when the ball did come his way. His speed in the one-on-one is one of his most prominent gifts, but last night he was up against a side that placed almost all of its focus on defending, so we didn’t really get to see him at his best.

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