Rondos on the training ground at Burton start Barcelona’s new era

This was Burton upon Trent but for Ivan Rakitic day one of his new club’s pre-season camp definitely carried the stamp of Barcelona. There he was stuck in the middle as the circle of players around him sent the ball whizzing this way and that. It was the rondo, the training ground exercise with which Barcelona players begin every day, and as Rakitic discovered the man in the middle gets a good workout.