Barça returned to training this Friday morning at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper for a session preparing them for their game on Saturday evening (22:00) against Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. Adriano took part in the session and has received his medical clearance following a left thigh injury. The player forms part of the list of 20 players who will travel for the game in Madrid. Also on the list are Dani Alves, who was suspended for the midweek game against Milan, and B team winger Isaac Cuenca.
Not on the list for Getafe is Andrés Iniesta. The midfielder, who didn’t travel on Tuesday to Milan for Barça’s Champions League match, picked up a knock to his left thigh muscle last Saturday against Zaragoza. Despite some improvement, pain persists and therefore it has been thought appropriate that the player is left out of the squad for this weekend’s match. The evolution of the bruising will determine his availability for other upcoming matches.
The FC Barcelona expedition will travel on Saturday morning, departing from El Prat airport at 11am with the aircraft expected to land in Madrid at 12 noon.
Squad List for Getafe: Valdés, Pinto, Alves, Piqué, Fàbregas, Puyol, Xavi, Villa, Alexis, Messi, Thiago, Mascherano, Keita, Sergio, Pedro, Maxwell, Adriano, Abidal, Fontàs, and Isaac Cuenca
Source: fcbarcelona.cat; Images: Miguel Ruiz (FCB)