Final training, Villa cleared to play

FC Barcelona held its final training session this Wednesday at noon ahead of the return leg of the Round of 32 of the Copa del Rey. Present at today’s training session were the 16 footballers called up to face Deportivo Alavés. Among the 16 was forward David Villa, who received his medical clearance after the session. The striker has overcome some ankle trouble that prevented him from featuring this past weekend against Levante.

The team had lunch together at the Camp Nou before dispersing to their homes, and the players are due back at the stadium at 20:00. The match will begin at 21:30.