Barcelona vs Arsenal: Barca stars allow three kids who invade pitch to take part in training

The kids were allowed to take pictures and got signed shirts from the Barcelona stars

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Three children who invaded Barcelona's training ground were allowed to take part in a session with the club's senior stars.

Ahead of their Champions League clash with Arsenal at the weekend, three kids ran onto the club's Joan Gamper Training Centre.

But rather than call for security or get the kids thrown out, Barca's stars stopped to play with the children, take photographs and sign shirts in a stunning act.

According to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, two of the children were Ecuadorian and one Uruguayan and are on holiday in the region.

The first 15 minutes of training is open to media and the kids, 10-year-olds Anton and Rodrigo and Italo, 12, managed to get past security and onto the field. 

The trio were even part of an impromptu session of piggy in the middle (a rondo) as the players laughed and joked with them.

Eventually security got the kids off the field and they left with their parents, but not having one of the greatest days of their young lives.

Barcelona hold two away goals over Arsenal following a 2-0 win at the Emirates in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash.

The teams will play the second leg at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.