Alves sustains muscle injury in left leg

Alves leaves the pitch  / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB.
The Brazilian will undergo additional tests after he had to abandon the pitch on 17 minutes due to a muscle injury in his left leg

Dani Alves could only play 17 minutes of the Clásico. The Brazilian had to abandon the pitch after sustaining a muscle injury in his left leg. Martín Montoya came on in his stead.

The Brazilian defender will undergo further tests with the Club’s Medical Services. It’s worth noting that Alves was called up for Brazil’s two international friendlies against Iraq and Japan on October 11 and 16.

Countdown to the Clásico

Get a detailed account of the hours leading up to this afternoon’s match at the Camp Nou against Real Madrid

: Kick off is four hours away, have you seen the photo gallery of this morning’s training session?

14.30: The traditional meal between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid directors begins at Gran Teatre Liceu. Presidents Sandro Rosell and Florentino Pérez are leading the delegations of their respective clubs.

14.00: If he plays, Alexis Sánchez will reach his 50th match for FC Barcelona.

13.14: The first team’s motor-coach departs from the Camp Nou for the team’s hotel.

13.00: After the session at the Camp Nou, the coaching staff will take the 17 available first team players and Barça B’s Tello and Sergi Roberto to the NH Constanza hotel. In the end, Piqué wasn’t named to the team.

11.45: The team begins its last training session at the stadium before the match against Real Madrid. All the available first team players are presents in addition to Barça B’s Tello, Sergi Roberto and Oier. Piqué is working out in the gym, apart from the group.

11.20: The team’s motor-coach arrives at the Camp Nou.

10.35: The players start to arrive for their last training session at the Camp Nou, a 11.30, ahead of this afternoon’s match against Real Madrid. Pedro and Villa are the first to arrive.

Piqué out of The Clásico

Una acció de l'entrenament d'aquest diumenge. FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.
Gerard Piqué trained alone in the gym this morning whilst the rest of the squad put in a final session ahead of the big game and the Catalan defender has not been named in Tito’s squad

Tito Vilanova calls up all 17 available squad players plus Tello and Sergi Roberto

Gerard Piqué trained alone in the gym this morning whilst the rest of the squad put in a final session at the Camp Nou ahead of the big game. The defender was finally ruled out of the game, although he had trained normally with the rest of the squad on Saturday morning. B team youngsters  Tello, Sergi Roberto and Oier joined the first team squad for this morning’s training.

19 man squad

Once the session was over, the first team players, plus Tello and Roberto went off to the NH Constanza hotel where they will lunch together and stay until leaving for the Camp Nou again ahead of the 19.50 kick off.