Barcelona pick up the pace in training as Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez reunited for preseason

Ernesto Valverde's squad have started pre-season preparations in full swing.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
15th July 2017

article:15th July 2017

While the first week back after the summer holidays was always going to be an intense one, FC Barcelona have picked up pace in training, now with their international players returning to the squad.

Returning to training on Friday, at the Ciutat Esportiva, were Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar, Andres Iniesta and a few more Barca players. Gerard Pique, Arda Turan Javier Mascherano, Ivan Rakitic and others too sweat it out as Ernesto Valverde’s squad look ahead to the next season.

Prior to leaving for their pre-season campaign Barca have signed Nelson Semedo, a right-back from Benfica while also extending Gerard Deulofeu’s contract at the club.

Barca’s pre-season tour kicks off on July 22, when they face Juventus followed by Manchester United on July 26, Real Madrid on July 29 and Chapecoense on August 7.

Below you can see videos from Barca’s first few training sessions.