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27th Dec 2016

Arturo Vidal is just showing off with this outrageous skill on holiday

How many players can do this barefoot?

Tom Victor

If you’ve won back-to-back Copa America titles and have league winner’s medals in three countries, you’ve probably got a bit about you.

Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal showed that he’s more than a bit handy with the ball at feet, even when he’s barefoot on a beach.

Now, some will call this a fluke. Not us, though.

Had the Chilean international managed to chip into this conveniently-placed receptacle as normal, most probably wouldn’t have batted an eyelid.

But chipping the ball so it bounces in off the kerb behind? That’s just showing off.

When you bear in mind Vidal plays in the same Bayern midfield as Douglas Costa, a man capable of this, it’s not hard to see why they have been so successful of late.

The Bavarian club are three points clear at the top of the Bundesliga, having lost just once all season going into the winter break.

And it seems Arsenal will have a lot on their plate as they prepare to take on Bayern in the last 16 of the Champions League, with the teams due to play their first leg in Munich on February 15.

Arsenal already knew this, of course, having lost 5-1 to this year’s knockout opponents in last season’s group stage.