FC Barcelona’s squad will return to work today at 6pm CET at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. If there are no unexpected twists, Luis Enrique will have his entire squad available to him, bar the injured players, apart from Lionel Messi – who is in Dubai on club duty.
The team are preparing for the clash against Real Betis, which will take place on Wednesday. The Blaugrana will take two further sessions, on Monday and Tuesday. This will be the club’s first game sine winning the World Club Cup. The first challenge is to keep the current form going, ahead of a busy January which sees them face local rivals Espanyol three times (twice in the cup, once in La Liga).
Luis Enrique’s stars also face Atletico (30/31st Jan) and Athletic (January 17), although both clashes are at the Camp Nou.