Eighteen players will travel for Saturday’s League match at the Riazor against Deportivo de la Coruña (22:00). Coach Tito Vilanova will do without injured players Piqué, Puyol, Alves and Thiago, as well as long term absences Isaac Cuenca, Abidal and Muniesa. Barça B’s Tello is included in Vilanova’s squad, as is midfielder Jonathan dos Santos.
The players of Barça trained this Friday morning at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper in a session closed to the press. All the footballers making the trip to Galicia trained, as well as youngsters Miguel Ángel and Quintillà. Rain fell for a good part of the session.
Similar to Thursday, Puyol and Alves worked on the pitch outside of the group, while Piqué was in the gym doing recovery work.
The List: Valdés, Pinto, Cesc, Xavi, Villa, Iniesta, Alexis, Messi, Dos Santos, Mascherano, Bartra, Sergio, Pedro, Alba, Montoya, Adriano, Song, and Tello