Recovery session following Champions League victory

Andrés Iniesta, on Thursday morning. / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
Barca excercise at the Ciutat Esportiva to begin preparations for Sunday’s league match against Villarreal

Not long after adding three key points in the Champions League against BATE Borisov, FC Barcelona returned to Field Two of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper with time running short — only three days — before Villarreal come to Camp Nou this Sunday in La Liga action.

All available first team players were on hand. Ivan Rakitic, who suffered a calf injury early on in Wednesday’s game, was noticeably absent. U-19 player Paik, and five Barça B players — Gerard Gumbau, Sergi Samper, Aitor Cantalapiedra Sergi Palencia and Wilfrid Kaptoum — also took part.

The team will return to training on Friday and Saturday; both sessions are scheduled for 11.00am. The game against Villarreal on Sunday kicks of at 4.00pm.

All times Central European Time