OPorto and Roma played a friendly on Wednesday night so that both continue to prepare in this preseason … but the game ended very badly. Pepe, former Real Madrid player and central defender of the Portuguese team, made a very tough tackle in the 64th minute on Mkhitaryan which ended up causing a thong with blows and stomps.
The drawing of the play was the following: at the halfway point of the second half, Zaniolo hands the ball over to Mkhitaryan, who gave it to another first teammate. The crash was, along with another teammate, Pepe, who with his left leg goes to look for the right ankle of the Roma footballer. In addition, the center-back hits the opponent’s chest hard with his left elbow.
Immediately Mkhitaryan rises from the ground and begins to reproach the Portuguese for the action, even going so far as to kick him in the face during the fall.
Mourinho didn’t even know what to do
After mounting the tangana, the Roma and Porto benches also jumped onto the pitch. Sergio Conceio, coach of the Portuguese team, he even faced a rival footballer.
While, Jos Mourinho watched perplexed from his technical area while the two teams, ‘staff’ included, discussed and fought on the lawn. The Roma coach looked down at the ground and looked for an accomplice conversation to try to understand what had happened with Pepe.