FC Barcelona kick-off another week with Monday morning workout

Neymar, Arda, Messi, Munir and Sergi Roberto, at Monday's session. / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
All available players commenced preparations for Wednesday’s Champions League match

Rafinha out

FC Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder was diagnosed with a left adductor strain and missed Monday’s session.

Following Sunday’s day off, FC Barcelona returned to work Monday morning to prepare for Wednesday’s second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals at Atlético Madrid. Barça hold a 2–1 aggregate lead after last week’s first leg at Camp Nou.

Monday’s 11.00am CET workout at the Ciutat Esportiva included all available first team players, who focused exclusively on Tuesday’s decisive match at the Vicente Calderón. The squad will rest on Monday evening and, one Tuesday, they’ll hold their last training session before traveling to Madrid. Before the trip manager Luis Enrique Martínez will name his squad for the match.