FC Barcelona has moved on from the defeat in Pamplona, with the squad’s full attention turned towards Tuesday’s Champions League match in Germany, where they will face Beyer Leverkusen in the first leg of the Round of 16. For this match, Pep Guardiola has called up all his available players from the first team, including Sergio Busquets, who will travel without medical clearance. The midfielder was able to participate in part of today’s training session.
Also traveling to Germany are five players from Barça B: Dos Santos, Tello, Sergi Roberto, Marc Bartra, and Oier Olazábal.
The team trained this morning at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, in the only session in Barcelona before the squad makes the trip to Germany. Today’s session involved recovery work for the starters against Osasuna. The rest of the squad trained with full intensity on pitch no. 2. Besides the players of the first team, also present on the pitch were Dos Santos, Tello, Sergi Roberto, who traveled to Pamplona, as well as Oier, Masip, Sergi Gómez, Rosell, Balliu, Espinosa, and Lobato.
The blaugrana will depart Barcelona on Monday morning, at 10:30, flying to Cologne. The city close to Leverkusen is where the team will stay during their trip to Germany. Guardiola’s team will then train in the afternoon at Bay Arena, starting at 19:00. Before the session, at 18:15, Guardiola and Dani Alves will face the press.
Squad list: Valdes, Pinto, Alves, Piqué, Fàbregas, Puyol, Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Thiago, Mascherano, Pedro, Adriano, Abidal, Alexis, Cuenca, Sergio Busquets, Dos Santos, Tello, Sergi Roberto, Bartra, and Oier
Source: fcbarcelona.cat; Images: Miguel Ruiz (FCB)