While the lion’s share of Barça’s international stars have been jetting off to foreign lands for a 10-day hiatus and a mélange of friendlies and World Cup qualifiers with their respective national squads, the homebodies who stuck around have continued training — and enjoying themselves, too, like during the run-up to February’s La Liga match against Atlético Madrid.
Although the team’s workouts have been known to produce an uproarious gag or two from time to time, this hilarious moment, which took place four weeks ago before the Atlético match, yielded a knee-slapping sequence more akin to a Monty Python sketch than an elite football training session. Sit back and watch as fullbacks Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto are bamboozled time and again by their roguish teammates. It’s a running gag for the ages — but will it ever end? See for yourself!