Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport
Video Credit: Golders/@FCBarcelona
These images show Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez visiting sick children in hospitals and giving them presents while posing for pictures.
The visits to the hospitals took place yesterday (Sunday), on the eve of the Three Wise Men day celebrated in Spain today (Monday) when children receive presents.
The players and staff were seen meeting and greeting some of the patients and even giving them presents and snapping some pictures together.
The video shows the moment Argentine superstar Messi, 32, gives a high five to a child who is off camera and greets another who he takes a picture with. He then signs what appears to be a picture of himself and gives it to him.
The Barcelona forward is also seen giving blue gift bags to some of the young patients as the video comes to an end.
Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, 32, was also seen posing with Messi and one of the patients.
Local media report Barcelona divided their squad into several groups and sent the players and staff to several hospitals all around the city of Barcelona located in the autonomous community of Catalonia in north-eastern Spain.
Even club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, 56, was seen posing with Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umititi, 26, and Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 22, with patients.
The visit to the hospitals came after Barcelona had a training session where fans were allowed to attend for a fee of 3 EUR (2.55 GBP) at the Johan Cruyff stadium.
A reported 5,668 spectators attended the practice as several took advantage to take pictures with some of the players.
Barcelona are coming off a 2-2 draw against Espanyol who are bottom of La Liga. They are ahead of Real Madrid in La Liga on goal difference.
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