19 July 2012
Edu Bueno / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
Jose Mourinho made his players tackle physical workouts and work on building resistance in Thursday's morning session. The coach had 23 men available to him, including 14 academy players (Alex, Mosquera, Juanfran, Nacho, Jesus, Ivan, Morata, Denis, Mateos, Lucas, Casado, Pacheco, Rios, Fabinho).
The players did warm-up exercises before the session's intensity increased with resistance and explosive exercise training under the supervision of fitness trainer Rui Faria. The second half of training saw Jose Mourinho reharse tactics in several practice games with his players.
The intensity of the workout was such that the last practice match had to be decided with shots to the crossbar from midfield because of the excellent saves made by Pacheco and Adan. Granero scored the winner for the blue team.
Real Madrid will train againt at 17:30 CET.