Real Madrid’s choleric Portuguese centre-half Pepe has such a penchant for pain that he’s started turning on himself and his own team-mates.
Unfortunately this particular incident of bloodlust led to Valencia scoring the equalising goal in Real’s La Liga opener at the Bernabeu, with the game finishing 1-1 following Gonzalo Higuain’s opener.
Watch as he takes Iker Casillas out with one of his classic flying head-butts. Casillas was left a little dazed but was able to play on. However Pepe properly smashed Real Madrid’s Pepe, putting him in hospital over night for observation. Which made Pepe happy. Or less angry.
Pepe is expected to recover in time to play in Thursday’s El Classico. Real Madrid travel to the Camp Nou for the Spanish Super Cup final on Wednesday as Jose Mourinho looks for a first win of the season following Sunday’s draw with Los Che.
I remember nothing of the play. Only that I went for the ball, and nothing else. It is a pity to concede goals from set pieces – Iker Casillas