Barcelona players left star-struck after Justin Bieber's training ground visit
Even Barcelona's stellar cast of millionaires were star-struck on Monday by a visit from Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber.
Barcelona: Even Barcelona's stellar cast of millionaires were star-struck on Monday by a visit from Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber to the Spanish champions training ground.
Bieber, who is set to perform in Barcelona on Tuesday, was photographed with Barca's star strike triumvirate of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.
The 22-year-old also showed off his skills on the pitch with a series of left-footed finishes Messi would be proud of in a kick around with Neymar and midfielder Rafinha.
"Impossible to dribble this defender... @justinbieber," Neymar posted to his 26 million Twitter followers with a photo of the Brazilian dispossessing Bieber.
— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) November 21, 2016
Hundreds of Beliebers -- as Bieber's dedicated fan base are known -- have queued for up to a month outside Madrid's Palacio de Deportes where Bieber will perform on Wednesday just to get as close as possible to their idol when the gates finally open.
However, even a social media phenom such as Bieber can't compare to Messi's numbers.
Bieber's 77 million Facebook likes falls 10 million behind five-time World Player of the Year Messi's tally.
LaLiga: Atletico Madrid fail to go on top of league after being stunned by last-placed Deportivo Alaves
Victor Laguardia scored with a header off a corner four minutes into the match, giving Alaves their first points of the season and preventing Atletico from regaining the league lead.
Real Madrid remain unbeaten this term, having now won five and drawn one of their first six matches in all competitions under returning coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Messi outshone his teammates in PSG's all-star attack for much of the game at the Parc des Princes but he had been - slightly controversially - taken off by the time substitute Icardi headed in a cross from the left to secure the win.