Barcelona Begin Champions League Final Preparations

The focus at Camp Nou has turned to Rome and Manchester United after the team celebrated the two trophies they have already won this term...

Barcelona's title celebrations were short and sweet as they returned to training on Sunday morning and refocussed their attention to the Champions League final in midweek.

The Catalan giants saw a second string team beaten at home by Osasuna on Saturday evening, but that did not dampen the post-match display of trophies to the fans in Camp Nou.

Resting almost all of his first choice players yet again, Pep Guardiola was already thinking about the European encounter with Manchester United before the Pamplona-based outfit visited.

Only hours after the celebrations concluded however, the Barca first team squad were back at the training ground for a calm session of muscle work and warm down.

All the players from the youth ranks that have been involved at the top level in recent weeks were also present as coach Pep Guardiola is keen to let them taste the build-up to the big occasions.

Thierry Henry, who watched the Osasuna game from the stands, and Andres Iniesta were absent as they continued their personal recuperation programmes.

Barcelona will travel to Rome on Tuesday and Guardiola is expected to want to take every member of his squad, including the injured players such as Albert Jorquera, Rafa Marquez and Gaby Milito.

Lucas Brown,

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