Alexis Sanchez was a surprise inclusion for Barcelona’s evening training session ahead of their Champions League kick-off tomorrow.

The Chilean has not yet been officially cleared as recovered by the club from a thigh injury sustained whilst on international duty last week, but he was one of the 22 preparing with Tito Vilanova today.

Jordi Alba, who missed the weekend trip to Getafe through flu, was also included in the party, as was young attacker Gerard Deulofeu again.

Barca begin their Champions League campaign at home to Unai Emery’s Spartak Moscow on Wednesday evening.

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