Warm down after the Clásico

Carles Puyol, a la Ciutat Esportiva el dia després del Clàssic contra el Madrid / FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
The players had a light training session on Thursday to recover from their efforts against Real Madrid

Barça B players Oier, Ie, Ca, Espinosa, Dongou, S. Gomez, Patric, Roman and Ilie also joined in the session

Afellay back in town

Ibrahim Afellay, who is currently on loan to Schalke 04, made an appearance at the Club’s training grounds on Thursday morning to say hello to his Barça teammates.

The players were straight back to work on Thursday morning following on from Wednesday evening’s Cup draw in the Bernabéu. The session took place behind closed doors and focussed on recovery exercises. Messi and Sergio Busquets worked out with Club physios. Barça B youngsters Oier, Ie, Ca, Espinosa, Dongou, Sergi Gómez, Patric, Roman and Ilie also trained alongside the seniors.

Friday free

After a busy few weeks of league and Cup matches, the players have been given a free day on Friday. On Saturday they’ll return to training to prepare for the always difficult visit to the Mestalla on Sunday (kickoff 7 pm) to take on Valencia.