FC Barcelona’s first team held its final training session this afternoon at the Ciutat Esportiva before Sunday’s away League clash with Atletico Madrid. Working under Guardiola were the available players from the first team, along with Tello, Balliu, Sergi Gómez, and Lobato from the reserves.
At the conclusion of training, Josep Guardiola made public his squad list for the trip to Madrid, which includes the 18 available players from the first team plus Barça B winger Cristian Tello.
The team will gather on Sunday at the Camp Nou at 9:45, and head together to El Prat airport. Their plane is scheduled to depart Barcelona at 10:30, and land in Madrid one hour later at 11:30. Upon their arrival, the players will head directly to the hotel, and it will be from there that they will travel to the Vicente Calderón stadium for a 21:30 kick-off against Atletico Madrid.
After the match, the team will travel back to Barcelona at one in the morning, where they are expected to land an hour later, around 2am.
Squad list: Valdés, Pinto, Alves, Piqué, Cesc Fàbregas, Puyol, Xavi, Iniesta, Alexis, Messi, Thiago, Mascherano, Keita, Sergio Busquets, Pedro, Adriano, Abidal, Cuenca, and Tello
Source: fcbarcelona.cat; Images: Miguel Ruiz (FCB)