A few weeks ago, UEFA shared a video of the moment in which Pepe’s continuity, in the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16 between Porto and Juventus, was at risk. In the sequence it was appreciated that Cristiano Ronaldo said the following to his compatriot: “Play! I’m going to win and it will be with you on the court. I’m going to win and it will be with you on the court ”.
You only saw and heard that, but the defender of the dragons he counted, in an interview with TNT Brasil, who was not silent. He replied to CR7 that he and Juve would win, but his team would be the one that would advance to the next round, JA. And so it happened (Juventus won the game 3-2, but Porto qualified by the away goal criterion after 4-4 on aggregate).
“’Play again because I want to win with you on the field,’ he said that. And I told him: ‘Okay, you’re going to win, you’re going to win with me on the field, plus I’m going to pass the tie’ (laughs) ”.
But when they have to compete with each other, each one goes his own way.
As it should be.
Undefeated data. Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo have been teammates in the Portugal National Team since 2007. More than a decade defending their country together. Champions of the Eurocup and UEFA Nations League.
Did you know…? Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo have met 4 times: 1 victory for Pepe and 3 victories for Cristiano Ronaldo. But the UEFA Champions League tie, the most important duel they have ever had, was taken by the central defender.