Footballer busted in eye-catching photo with popular presenter

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
·3-min read
Weston McKennie, pictured here appearing to ogle Diletta Leotta.
Weston McKennie appeared to be caught ogling Diletta Leotta. Image: Getty/Bein Sports

Juventus star Weston McKennie has become an instant meme after being snapped appearing to ogle popular reporter Diletta Leotta.

McKennie went viral over the weekend after a photo circulated on social media showing him looking in Leotta's direction as she walked past.

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While it's not imminently clear whether or not McKennie was actually ogling Leotta, his facial expression in the photo had fans in a frenzy.

Leotta hosts Serie A games for DAZN Sports and has become one of the most popular media personalities in Italy.

She was in action on the sideline during Juventus' 1-1 draw with Verona on Saturday when the viral moment occurred as McKennie was sitting on the bench.

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And it's not the first time the American player's facial expressions have been made into a meme.

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Wins for Inter and AC Milan in title race

Meanwhile, league leaders Inter Milan have cruised past Genoa 3-0 before cross-town rivals AC Milan won 2-1 in a classic at Roma to remain four-points behind in the battle for Serie A supremacy.

Nerazzurri ace Romelu Lukaku needed just 32 seconds to open the scoring, striking clinically past Mattia Perin.

After the break, the in-form Lukaku set up fullback Matteo Darmian for Inter's second in the 69th and also played a part 10 minutes later when substitute Alexis Sanchez sealed the result.

"We played against team in great form, who had made two points less than us in (the last seven( games," Inter coach Antonio Conte said.

Weston McKennie, pictured here in action for Juventus in Serie A.
Weston McKennie in action for Juventus in Serie A. (Photo by Nicolò Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images)

"It shows that we did really well today... The team is improving as a group and individually, but we know that there are still 14 games to go."

It was Genoa's first league defeat since early January and left them 13th, eight points above the drop zone.

Inter are the league's deadliest in attack with 60 goals - Lukaku is one behind 19-goal top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo.

In Rome, Milan's Franck Kessie converted a penalty late in the first half after Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Simon Kjaer threatened for the dominating Rossoneri.

However, Roma levelled through Jordan Veretout on 50 minutes.

Milan were not to be denied though and Ante Rebic restored Milan's lead in the 58th with an impressive effort into the far bottom corner, before joining Ibrahimovic on the bench as both exited with muscular injuries.

Roma remain fifth.

with AAP

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