The squad trained at the Ciutat Esportiva this morning in their final session before tomorrow night’s game against Atletico Madrid. Éric Abidal missed the session and will not travel to Madrid.
The French defender was given permission by the club to miss training to deal with a personal matter and he joins the injured Jeffren as the only players to miss the trip to the Spanish capital tomorrow as Guardiola named all 17 of his available first team squad for the game.
Abidal will travel to Martinique, an island in the Caribbean Sea, to stand by his grandfather who is dying. To replace Abidal, Barcelona B player Thiago has been called for the Liga game against Atletico Madrid tomorrow. The call-up is possible - despite Thiago playing today with the B-team - because there's more than 24 hours between the two games.
Match squad for Atletico Madrid game: Valdes, Pinto, Alves, Pique, Puyol, Milito, Adriano, Maxwell, Busquets, Mascherano, Xavi, Keita, Thiago, Iniesta, Messi, Pedro, Villa and Bojan.
source and the rest is from the barcastuff twitter.
woo first post! :) what do you guys think? will this change really make that big of a difference on the game tomorrow?