Warm welcome for @3gerardpique and @Carles5puyol at this morning's training session

Gerard Piqué ha estat felicitat pels seus companys per la seva paternitat / FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
Gerard Piqué and Carles Puyol were congratulated by their teammates before this morning’s training session. Piqué was congratulated for becoming a father, while Puyol was congratulated for extending his contract with the Club

This morning’s training session started with smiles and a round of applause. The first team players gathered in the middle of the training field before the session to congratulate Gerard Piqué and Carles Puyol. The two defenders were the focus of attention on Tuesday for different reasons:

Piqué becomes a father

Piqué and his partner Shakira became parents for the first time on Tuesday evening when their son, Milan Piqué Mebarak, was born. The player didn’t miss this morning’s training session, and his teammates took advantage of his presence to congratulate him  on the newest addition to his family.

Captain Carles Puyol signs through 2016

Carles Puyol was also congratulated by his teammates. The defender extended his contract with the Club through June 30 of 2016. The captain, who along with Piqué is part of the 19-man squad for the match against Málaga on Thursday, recognised when he signed his contract extension that he’d like to play competitively until he’s 40.