Iniesta misses Barca training ahead of Supercopa clash with Real Madrid

Ernesto Valverde's side take on the Liga champions in the first-leg on Saturday, but may be without the 33-year-old midfielder

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta could be a doubt for Sunday's Supercopa de Espana showdown against Real Madrid.

Iniesta was given permission to sit out Barcelona's training session on Thursday by head coach Ernesto Valverde.

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The club have not given a reason for the 33-year-old's midfielder's absence.

Iniesta played in Barcelona's 5-0 win over Chapecoense in the Joan Gamper Trophy on Monday.

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Barca welcome Madrid to Camp Nou for the first leg of the Spanish season's traditional curtain raiser, before heading to the Santiago Bernabeu for next Wednesday's return.