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20th Aug 2014

Video: Have you seen the tension between Real Madrid’s Alvaro Arbeloa and Iker Casillas

Alvaro Arbeloa, colder than the other side of the pillow...

Paul Moore

Alvaro Arbeloa, colder than the other side of the pillow…

JOE recently brought you the news of an incident packed first-leg meeting between rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup.

However, there was drama of a different sort in the tunnel before the game even started but what’s surprising about this clip is that it involved two players from the same team.

Take a look at former Liverpool full-back Alvaro Arbleoa as he greets his teammates in the tunnel.

He hugs Daniel Carvajal (who started ahead of him) before acknowledging Bale, Marcelo and Pepe with a warm embrace.

When he sees Iker Casillas… nothing.

The pair have had their run ins in the past. A few years ago, the goalkeeper ‘liked’ a random supporter’s Instagram post that described Arbeloa as a ‘traffic cone’ due to his lack of pace.

In response the defender retweeted a story about a book called ‘Subversive Madrid’, that described Casillas as a ‘tumor’ on Real Madrid during Jose Mournho’s tenure.

In the interest of fairness, another angle did appear that showed a more ‘courteous’ exchange between the pair in the tunnel before the match but we think that the look on Casillas’ face tells the real story.