Barça back to full strength ahead of La Liga debut

Alexis Sánchez  / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB
The Chilean Alexis Sánchez was the last international to join Barça after this week’s international friendlies, which allowed Tito Vilanova to prepare for the team’s La Liga debut with all the available first team players

Jonathan Dos Santos and Carles Puyol trained with the team while Thiago continued his recovery plan apart from the group

Tito Vilanova’s team is back to full strength ahead of Barça’s 2012/13 La Liga debut this Sunday against Real Sociedad. The available first team players trained this afternoon on Field 1 of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, including the Chilean Alexis Sánchez, who was the last international player to arrive in Barcelona after this week’s international friendlies. The Barça B’s Cristian Tello and Sergi Roberto also trained with the first team.

Puyol and Dos Santos train with the group

Just as they did on Thursday, Carles Puyol and Jonathan dos Santos trained alongside their team-mates this afternoon. Thiago Alcántara, however, trained apart from the group as he continues to recover from the injury that kept out of the Olympic Games.

Training session on Saturday at 9.00

The team will continue to prepare for the match against Real Sociedad on Saturday morning. The closed-door session will start at 9.00, Tito Vilanova will hold a press conference after the training session.