Training session without Messi

After enjoying a day off on Thursday, the squad led by Tito Vilanova returned to work this Friday in a training session dedicated to preparing for Saturday’s League match against Celta at the Camp Nou (18:00). Absent from the session was Lionel Messi, who had permission from the Club to miss training for personal reasons.

Four players from Barça B joined the first team for today’s session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper: Tello, Miguel Ángel, Quintillà, and Gustavo. Working intensely on the pitch, though apart from the group, were Carles Puyol and Gerard Piqué, who continue with their respective recovery work.

This Saturday, the blaugrana squad will stay together at the NH Constanza hotel, until they travel to the Camp Nou ahead of the 18:00 kick-off for the 10th matchday of La Liga against Celta.