Pepe Does The Most Pepe Thing Ever On His Porto Debut
Just Pepe doing Pepe things.
The Portuguese nutcase-of-a-defender has rejoined Porto this January transfer window and he made his first appearance for the club since 2007 last night in the cup, and he certainly left his mark.
Ah, Pepe’s signature crunching tackles!
He managed to avoid a red card, getting away with just a booking.
His side eventually beat Leixoes 2-1 after needing extra-time. Hector Herrera gave Porto an early lead though Leixoes hit back in the 78th minute, forcing additional time.
Hernâni Jorge Santos Fortes then scored a dramatic winner in the 118th minute to send Porto into the next round.
Anyway, the 35-year-old is back in Portugal to wreck havoc following a prolific spell in Spain with Real Madrid.
He spent 10 trophy-laden season’s at Real Madrid, winning the lot. From La Liga titles to Champions League glory an impressive three times.
He was plying his trade at Besiktas but left Turkey in December. He’s signed a two-and-a-half year deal with Porto after arriving on a free transfer.
Porto now face Braga in the semi-finals of the Taca de Portugal for a spot in the final.
The league leaders resume their campaign against Chaves on Friday. Will Pepe get a start?