This afternoon Barça held its penultimate training session before Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final where Guardiola’s men will have to overturn a 1-0 scoreline to make it to the final in Munich. The coach has named 21 players to his squad list ahead of the match, which includes all the available first team players and some familiar faces from the reserves, with only Villa, Fontàs, and Abidal absent.
All 21 players were present on the Camp Nou pitch this Monday afternoon, including the 18 first team players and Barça B youngsters Tello, Montoya, and Bartra. After the session, the entire squad headed to the W hotel of Barcelona, where they will spend the night.
A very special visitor was present at today’s training: Thierry Henry. The ex-Barça forward took the opportunity to watch the session from the edge of the pitch.
The team will hold its final training session at the Camp Nou at 12 noon on Tuesday, where they will finalize any last minute details before facing Chelsea later that evening.
Squad list: Valdés, Pinto, Alves, Piqué, Cesc, Puyol, Xavi, Iniesta, Alexis, Messi, Thiago, Mascherano, Keita, Sergio Busquets, Pedro, Afellay, Adriano, Cuenca, Tello, Montoya, and Bartra
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