Barcelona Is Back On Pitch but in Turtle Mode

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Barcelona practiced for the first time in nearly two months on Friday as the club conducted its first individual session as part of the four-phase program for the league to return to practice after steps to avoid the coronavirus had been eased.

Barcelona players are back in camp, now working alone after having had last week’s COVID-19 evaluations. In addition to performing their exercises, they also underwent tests to see what impact coronavirus quarantine has had on their bodies for two months.

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After the La Liga champions allowed their stars to join their facilities to prepare for a possible return to football in Spain, Barcelona went back to work.

Barca’s last match was a 1-0 victory over Real Sociedad on March 7, putting them two points ahead of Real Madrid with 11 rounds of matches left in the league campaign.

Lionel Messi and company took the fields for individual sessions at the Joan Gamper training center, for which the players arrived in uniform alone and took to the three pitches without going through the change rooms.

To mark the return, a photo of Gerard Pique was posted alongside an emoji plane by the Barcelona Twitter account. Yet Pique thought that traveling at the pace of the plane was a little premature.’ At the moment, I think we’re in turtle mode, “he responded, sharing his emoji.

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The center-back was insistent in saying that the return date of June 12 might be too ambitious because it seems players need more time to get back in shape.

It seems like finally, things are getting back to normal for the footballers.

We at madoverfootball hope that you too carry on this lockdown peacefully and that soon we all can get back to enjoying what we like to do most.

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