Athletic Bilbao take on 100 Spanish schoolkids (video)

This idea was originally the brainchild of Japanese outfit Cerezo Osaka (see here), but now it seems to have spread to Europe.

La Liga side Athletic Bilbao enjoyed a fun day out this week to celebrate the retirement of local legend Joseba Etxeberria when they invited 100 Basque schoolkids to take the field at the San Mames stadium to play against their idols.

Brilliantly, the kids took a 2-1 lead in the match only for the professionals to rally back and win 5-3 at the final whistle.

Footage of Athletic Bilbao’s XI versus 100 kids can be seen here.