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Arbeloa taunts Pique in Twitter exchange

Arbeloa taunts Pique in Twitter exchange

Arbeloa taunts Pique in Twitter exchange

Arbeloa taunts Pique in Twitter exchange

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The two rivals have clashed on social media, with the Catalan centre-back resorting to jibes about his opponent’s spelling after another bad day at the office for Barcelona


Spain team-mates Gerard Pique and Alvaro Arbeloa have exchanged barbed messages on Twitter in the aftermath of Barcelona’s defeat to Real Madrid in the Clasico last week.

Barca’s grip on first spot on La Liga was weakened further on Saturday as they slumped to a shock 1-0 defeat to Real Sociedad hours after Madrid had hammered Eibar 4-0 – and Arbeloa took the chance to provoke the Catalans.


“How hard is to win against 11!” he tweeted, referring to Fernando Torres’ red card against Barca in midweek. “Fantastic game by [Asier Illaramendi] and huge [Esteban Granero], promise fulfilled! 😉 Congratulations Pirata!”

Pique then hit back when presented with the tweet in the mixed zone, saying: “A player who has started once in 32 games does not deserve a response.”


Arbeloa would not let the dispute lie and tweeted again: “Great movie, The Truth Hurts.”

The Madrid man was referring to a tweet sent by Pique after Los Blancos’ midweek Champions League loss against Wolfsburg, with the film in question known as ‘Concussion’ in English.


He made a spelling error, however, and Pique was quick to reply: “Peliculón (great movie) has an accent. A hug.”


“So does expulsión (sending off),” Arbeloa replied, again referring to Torres’ red. “You are right again. A hug back phenomenon.”