Pepe couldn’t contain his delight after Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over Barcelona in Saturday’s El Clasico.
The Portuguese defender trudged off the pitch at full-time with his teammates but broke off to aim a parting shot at Barcelona’s presidential box.
Pointing towards the Camp Nou suite, Pepe exuberantly shouted “Siiii, Vamos!” Scroll down the page to watch the video, brought to our attention by 101GreatGoals.
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The events of the previous 90 minutes forced Pepe’s passionate response. His team went 1-0 behind in the 56th minute through Gerard Pique before Karim Benzema levelled in style.
Real Madrid looked set for a late assault by Barcelona following Sergio Ramos’s red card in the 83rd minute but Cristiano Ronaldo had other ideas, neatly tucking the ball past Claudio Bravo to give Zinedine Zidane’s team an invaluable three points.
Pepe’s outcry wasn’t the only talking point of another entertaining Clasico. Before the game, Cristiano Ronaldo could be seen shaking his head during the moment of silence for Johan Cruyff.
Barcelona fans' taunts
It was later revealed that Barcelona fans were insulting Ronaldo during the tribute, causing the winger's reaction.
Reports in Spain claimed Barca fans shouted, “Puta Madrid” (F*** Madrid) and “Cristiano maricon” (Cristiano is a fag***), per 101GreatGoals.
Zidane will be hopeful that the result sparks an impressive end-of-season run after Madrid closed the gap to Barca to seven points.
Yet the Frenchman certainly isn’t getting ahead of himself.
One game at a time
He said after Saturday’s game: “We are seven points back, now we must think about next game, which is not in La Liga,” per ESPN FC. “Then on Saturday we will think about La Liga [at home to Eibar], and the three points, just the same.
“Nothing else than thinking about winning the next game. First we must pass out Atletico Madrid, we are still third in the table. And nothing more.
“Then we will see what happens. There are still games to play. To win here is an enormous prize for all the players. They played an enormous game.”
Los Blancos travel to Wolfsburg for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie on Wednesday. Despite the Clasico win, the European tournament still represents their best opportunity of silverware.
Barcelona are favourites to win the European Cup but Luis Enrique will be aware that his team aren’t unbeatable after Madrid snapped their 39-game unbeaten run.
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