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Lionel Messi and teammates attend training as new Barcelona manager Quique Setien prepares for debut - in pictures

Players and staff turned out at the Joan Gamper Sports City for a final session before the new manager's first game

Barcelona will enter a new era when they host Granada at the Camp Nou on Sunday night with new manager Quique Setien in the dugout for the first time.

Setien, the former Real Betis manager, will take charge of his first game with the Spanish champions and will be expected to make a winning start against their mid-table opponents.

The 61-year-old Spaniard has replaced Ernesto Valverde, who was sacked following Barca's 3-2 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final, although the club are still top of La Liga, level on points with arch-rivals Real Madrid.

Ahead of his first game in charge, Setien took charge of a final training session at Barcelona's Joan Gamper Sports City on Saturday, and was seen in conversation with star man and captain Lionel Messi.

To view the best photos from that training session, browse through the photo gallery above. To move on to the next image, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

Updated: January 18, 2020 03:30 PM

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