Barcelona were back training again to prepare for the upcoming game against Espanyol in the Camp Nou on Sunday (19:00 CET, Canal+ Liga and GolT). This morning 'los azulgrana' held the first of two training sessions due to take place today and Vilanova will have Fàbregas, Song and Adriano available for Sunday's derby match against Espanyol. Although Cesc was unable to play yesterday for Catalonia in the friendly against Nigeria, the midfielder was training hard at Barcelona's Ciutat Esportiva training ground to gain match sharpness, and after documenting his progress on different social networks he is expected to be ready to take part in the derby.
Alex Song, meanwhile, was working on a specific recovery programme and is ready to join the rest of the squad. The Cameroon international still has something to prove to the coaching staff and as he continues to adjust to life at Barcelona. Isaac Cuenca was also training with the rest of the group, while Tello and Bartra trained separately after being involved in Catolonia's friendly against Nigeria.