Sean Garnier’s freestylers are lauded across Europe, but are their skills silky enough to upstage Real Madrid’s trickiest talents?
Blancos trio Mateo Kovacic, Lucas Vazquez and Jese Rodriguez were out to prevent that happening when Garnier’s group paid a visit to Ciudad Real.
The freestylers faced the pros in a series of duels: the first a simple one-on-one, skill-showcasing battle, a foray into the a game that amalgamates elements of both football and tennis, called ‘football-tennis’ followed, before the two teams’ free kick-taking mettle was tested.
Want to know who came out on top? Check out the video above.
This contest came amid Real’s preparations for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Roma.
Los Blancos are all but assured a place in the quarter finals after claiming a 2-0 first-leg win in the Italian capital and are considered one of the likeliest trophy-lifters come the end of the season.