Raphinha trained with the group but it's less clear what De Jong and Lewandowski were able to do
Adiós, Shakhtar; Hola, clásico. A complete change of 'chip' has begun to take place in the FC Barcelona first team this Thursday.
After their Champions League victory over the Ukrainian side, Xavi's team are now 100% focused on Saturday's clash (16:15) against Real Madrid in LaLiga.
We were all very attentive to which players could rejoin group training. Raphinha, Lewandowski, Frenkie de Jong... it was a key clue to see who could join the cause for the match against the eternal rival in Montjuïc this weekend.
Well, Raphinha re-joined training and De Jong and Lewandowski were also at the Ciutat Esportiva, although the club did not indicate in their statement if they trained at the same pace as their teammates.
That is good news, without a doubt, given the plague of absentees affecting the Barcelona squad -- Jules Kounde, Pedri and Sergi Roberto are also injured
The starters from Wednesday's game carried out a gentle recovery session on Thursday, while the rest of the squad trained at a higher intensity. On Friday, they will train for the final time before the clásico.