Copa del Rey

Pepe in frame for El Clasico return leg

January 25, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has included controversial defender Pepe in his squad for Wednesday night's Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg against Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

• No action over Pepe stamp on Messi

Pepe was branded "shameful" and "embarrassing" in the Spanish press following a fiery first leg, which Real lost 2-1 in Madrid, after he pretended to have been hit in the face by Cesc Fabregas and then stamped on the hand of Lionel Messi.

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