After the disappointment of drawing 0-0 against Malaga which now increased Real's lead at the top to four points, FC Barcelona were given a sweet surprise in their training session today.
The Catalans are training for their midweek Champions League clash against Celtic and they received a special guest in the form of Justin Bieber who made an appearance on the Barcelona training ground and trained with the squad and posed with MSN.
The singer is in the city for his European tour as he is all set to perform at the city's Palau Sant Jordi arena on Tuesday night. FC Barcelona's Snapchat account posted photos and videos of the pop sensation as he performed a number of drills with the likes of Neymar and Rafinha. Everyone present there was impressed with Bieber's footballing skills and the What Do You Mean hitmaker is all set to enthral his fans in Spain.
The session started with Bieber standing in between the posts as the Brazilian duo of Rafinha and Neymar took turns taking spot kicks against the singer. Rafinha also beat him with a brilliant left-foot strike. Bieber then surprised everyone as he himself took a stunning shot to beat Rafinha and slotted into the bottom corner. He also beat Neymar and scored past him, later posing with the Brazilian as Rafinha photo bombed the two.
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez who didn't train with Justin Bieber met him later on and took a picture with him while the pop sensation looked thrilled to meet the squad. This is not the first time that he has visited Barcelona's training ground as he had arrived in 2011 too, where he got to chat, amongst others, to Messi and Iniesta.
He was wearing the green second strip which was Barcelona's away kit at the time and also performed some tricks with Thiago Alcantara.
Justin Bieber, who is in the city for his Purpose World Tour, will be hoping that his visit to Ciutat Esportiva will bring in some luck for the European giants in their Group C match against Celtic in midweek. FC Barcelona are currently in the top spot followed by Manchester City who are behind them by two points.
The Catalans will be looking to get over their last Champions League loss against Manchester City where they relinquished a 1-0 lead to lose 3-1 again when they travel to Parkhead.