Getting ready for the same opponent in a different competition

Messi, Alba and Mathieu didn't participate in this morning's training session

Getting ready for the same opponent in a different competition
Getting ready for the same opponent in a different competition

Messi, Alba and Mathieu didn't participate in this morning's training session

Once the first of the three matches against Athletic Bilbao have been clearly overcome, Luis Enrique's team did a recovery session for the players who participated in this Sunday's match. The session also used to start preparing next match. This time, Barça will face Athletic in San Mamés, this Wednesday at 9 pm CET, the first leg of Copa del Rey quarterfinals.

There were some players who didn't participate in the session: Leo Messi, who is not injured but took a bit of a knock against Athletic and was replaced in the halftime; Jordi Alba, who will be 10 days out due to an elongation in his right leg, and Jerémy Mathieu, who already missed Wednesday's match.