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 By Chris Wright
Aug 20, 2014

Arbeloa tunnel snub for Casillas

The first leg of the Spanish Super Cup between Real and Atletico Madrid was a fine battle, but the most dramatic scenes (and we're talking in "soap opera" terms here) came in the Bernabeu tunnel before kick-off when Alvaro Arbeloa made a point of shaking everybody's hand except that of a distinctly forlorn-looking Iker Casillas.

As you may or may not recall, Casillas instigated a slightly childish social media mini-spat between himself and Arbeloa several months ago when the goalkeeper publicly liked an Instagram post which criticised former teammate Diego Lopez and also referred to Arbeloa as "a cone".

Arbeloa then retaliated, in turn incurring Casillas' wrath for retweeting a link to a book about Jose Mourinho's time at the Bernabeu in which Casillas is branded "a tumour on Real Madrid".

It would appear, at least if Tuesday night's tunnel handshakes are anything to go by, that the pair haven't quite kissed and made up yet.

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