Final session before Atlético Madrid

Leo Messi during a training session / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
FC Barcelona squad trains on Friday for Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash between the last two Liga champions

On a chilly and overcast Friday morning, FC Barcelona worked out for the last time before the big game against Atlético Madrid at the Camp Nou on Saturday at 4.00pm CET. 16 hores). Luis Enrique gathered his players at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper to make the final preparations for the match between the sides that are currently joint top of La Liga, although Barça have the advantage of a game in hand at Sporting Gijón.

Once the session was over, the players’ attention switched to the draw for the Copa del Rey semi-finals, which is taking place in Madrid at 12.30pm CET. After seeing off Athletic Bilbao midweek, Barcelona is one of the four teams involved, the others being Celta, Sevilla and Valencia.

There will be photos and a video of the session coming up shortly – so watch this space!