Justin Bieber trains with Barcelona
By Luke Matthews
Apr 7, 2011 9:47:00 AM
International pop phenomenon Justin Bieber may be better known for packing stadiums worldwide with his musical stage shows, but he showed on Wednesday during a training session with Barcelona that he also has a tasty left foot.
The 17-year-old Canadian was in the Catalan city to play a sell-out show at Palau Sant Jordi on Wednesday evening but appeared at Barca's Ciutat Esportiva training complex earlier in the day, even making time for a quick game with some of the players.
Bieber admitted he is a big fan of the Spanish champion, although he was unable to attend their 5-1 drubbing of Shakthar Donetsk in the first-leg of their Champions League quaterfinal due to his performance commitments.
The pint-sized performer played alongside Thiago and Benja as the three came up against the singer's friend, Bojan and Fontas with Barcelona's B team keeper between the sticks.
Footage of the training session appears below, with Bieber showcasing some surprising skill in Barcelona's all-green training kit.