Vilanova to take training

Tito Vilanova will take Barcelona training on Friday for the first time since undergoing treatment for cancer.

Last Updated: 29/03/13 at 15:06 Post Comment

Tito Vilanova: His Barca side hold a 13-point La Liga lead

Tito Vilanova: His Barca side hold a 13-point La Liga lead

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Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova will take training on Friday for the first time since undergoing treatment for cancer in the United States, his assistant Jordi Roura has confirmed.

Roura, who has been in charge of the team in Vilanova's absence, said at a press conference that Vilanova would not attend Saturday's Primera Division match away to Celta Vigo.

Vilanova has spent the past two months in New York undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy following surgery on his parotid gland in December.

The 44-year-old had suffered a relapse after first having a tumour removed from his throat in November 2011.

His return is a boost to the runaway leaders, who hold a 13-point lead at the top of the table.

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