Messi, Alves and Valdés train with squad

Leo Messi training in an archive image / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
The Argentinian completed the full session, as did Alves and Valdés, who had trained separately on Thursday

Xerrada arbitral

Abans de l’entrenament els blaugranes han rebut una xerrada per part del col·legiat Álvarez Izquierdo en què ha explicat les novetats arbitrals de cara a la nova temporada.

Just two days before Barça get their Liga campaign under way with a game at the Camp Nou against Levante (Sunday at 19.00), Tata Martino has continued preparing his team for five official games in the space of a fortnight. Friday’s session was held behind closed doors at the Ciutat Esportiva. Leo Messi seems to be recovering well from his quadriceps injury, and was able to train normally with the rest of the squad, as were Valdés and Alves, who had worked out in isolation the day before. The full back has been receiving treatment on a bruised ankle, while Valdés has been doing special recovery work after the Spain friendly in Ecuador.

The first team squad were joined this evening by Barça B’s Bañuz, Costa, Ayala, Quintillà and Miguel Ángel.