Copa del Rey reaction
Pepe apologies for Messi stamp
January 20, 2012
But the Portugal international insisted the act, which was missed at the time by the referee, was "unintentional''.
The 28-year-old was branded "shameful'' and "embarrassing'' in the Spanish press following the incident during the Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg at the Bernabeu, which came when Messi was lying on the ground.