Barça players celebrate team lunch at Messi's restaurant

The bulk of the first team squad with Mascherano included celebrated a team lunch at Bellavista del Jardín del Norte in the heart of the Catalan capital.

La plantilla del Barça, en el restaurante Bellavista del Jardín del Norte.

The Bellavista del Jardín del Norte Instagram account posted a picture of the majority of the FC Barcelona squad after a team lunch held last Friday

The restaurant is co-owned by Leo Messi and is located in the central Eixample area of the Catalan capital. The lunch only featured members of the team without back-room staff of club directors present as current league leaders prepare as tricky pre Christmas away games against Villarreal and Real Madrid.

Mascherano present

Despite talks of a Barça exit, Javier Mascherano also attended the lunch along with new signing Dembélé working his way back to full fitness following his early season injury. The notable absentees from the photo were Cillessen, Ivan Rakitic, André Gomes and Aleix Vidal.

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
1Barcelona 36 11 3 0
2Valencia 31 9 4 1
3Atlético 30 8 6 0
Full standing
Next matches
Villarreal - Barcelona D-10/12 20:45
Barcelona - Deportivo D-17/12 20:45
Real Madrid - Barcelona S-23/12 13:00

*Update 8 de diciembre de 2017