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Soccer News of Monday, 16 January 2023


'Why are you running' - Reactions as Spalletti forces handshake from Allegri after Osimhen show

Spalletti forces handshake from Allegri after Napoli's big win play videoSpalletti forces handshake from Allegri after Napoli's big win

A hilarious video of Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti forcing a handshake from Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri after Friday's Serie A clash has surfaced online.

The Naples-based team sent a strong signal to their remaining Serie A title contenders after dispatching the Old Ladies by 5-1 to extend their lead at the top of the League log to 10 points.

Two goals from Victor Osimhen and a goal each from Kvaratskhelia, Amir Rrahmani, and Eljif Elmas ensured that Angel Di Maria's 42nd strike only counted for a consolation.

Osimhen's double moved his goal tally to 12 goals after guiding Luciano Spalletti's side to a historic win at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Friday, January 13.

After the win, the disappointed Massimiliano Allegri wasted no time hurrying to the dressing room, but the cheeky Luciano Spalletti stopped him in his tracks to shake hands with him as a show of sportsmanship.

Spalletti's gesture has engendered funny reactions from fans on social media.

Check out the reactions below:

_@dr_onyx_:Spaletti is like....shebi FIFA said we should shake hands ???? to show sportsmanship ????????????

_@ay_detuns: Why was Spalleti or Spaghetti deliberately looking for trouble? Na by force? Haba!!!!

_@green_energt: ???????????? is it too early to say this will be the greatest meme of 2023

_@okechi_ng's :Why are you running???????????

_@olabisi_olabanji: He was stretching his hands as if he needs to retrieve something from him. Se tipa ni ????

_@shegzil360: Come collect your 5 ????

_@chygoz_k: Baba I know you nah ????????????

Check out the video below courtesy of Naija Sports Instagram handle: