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Barcelona Players Lionel Messi, Suarez, Others Play Bubble Football Ahead Of Friendly Match Against Celtic

Barcelona is riding their success on a bubble, quite literally, with their Friday training session ending with a friendly game of bubble football!

Friday was the team’s final day at St. George’s Park. Manager Luis Enrique had his men back out on the lush turf of the English FA national football training centre in Burton upon Trent.

Friday morning’s workout was the first of two scheduled on the day. Twenty-three players were out on the sod, with the lone absence, Martín Montoya, exercising in the gym.

(Photo courtesy: @FCBarcelona/Twitter)
(Photo courtesy: @FCBarcelona/Twitter)
(Photo courtesy: @FCBarcelona/Twitter)
(Photo courtesy: @FCBarcelona/Twitter)

Jérémy Mathieu, who had previously re-joined the group on Thursday afternoon, also took part.

On Saturday, the team will fly from Birmingham to Dublin, where, later in the evening, they face Celtic FC at the Aviva Stadium.

Ahead of that encounter, Barca stars Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Co engaged in a game of bubble football on Friday.

The light-hearted activity took place at England’s St George’s Park residence – Barcelona’s training base this week.

Donning inflating suits, the Nou Camp stars enjoyed a small-sided game of football, while also taking great pleasure in bouncing off one another, with Suarez particularly forceful in taking on his team-mates.

After the session, Javier Mascherano took to Twitter to share the original video that had been posted by the club’s official account.

‘Really good hahahaha!!!!!,’ the Argentine wrote on the social media platform.

Barcelona have strengthened this summer as they look to retain their La Liga crown as well as regain the Champions League.

The list of midfield options at the Nou Camp is already lengthy and includes the likes of influential Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Arda Turan, Sergi Roberto and Rafinha.

Now those options have increased with the arrival of Andre Gomes from Valencia and the re-signing of Denis Suarez from Villarreal this summer.

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