During today’s final session of the week on pitch no. 3 of the Ciutat Esportiva, two of the three blaugranes who took part in this summer’s Olympic Games -Martín Montoya and Cristian Tello- were back in training after arriving in Barcelona on Thursday. The third, Jordi Alba, following Tito Vilanova’s instructions, will join the group next Wednesday, the 8th of August.
This Friday there were 19 footballers from the first team and four from the reserves -Sergi Roberto, Planas, Rafinha and Tello- working under Vilanova. The group continued to prepare for the third friendly of the preseason, in Paris on Saturday against PSG (19:45).
Jonathan Dos Santos, with a thigh injury in his right leg, continued to work on his recovery on the sidelines while Adriano, who hurt his left ankle on Thursday afternoon, did recovery work. The Brazilian will miss Saturday’s game.
Squad List for Saturday: Valdés (1), Pinto (13), Dani Alves (2), Piqué (3), Fàbregas (4), Puyol (5), Xavi (6), Iniesta (8), Alexis (9), Messi (10), Mascherano (14), Sergio (16), Pedro (17), Afellay (20), Montoya (19), Bartra (15), Dos Santos (12), Tello (27), Ilie (26), Sergi Roberto (28), Planas (29), and Rafinha (30)