His performance against Juventus in the second leg of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 was so imperial that there were those who dared to say that it was the best match in Pepe’s career.
The Portuguese defender is clear that it has been one of his best nights. However, she did not dare to place him as her best performance. In the interview he gave to TNT Sports Brasil, He recalled how well he was in the final of Euro 2016, in a cup final against Benfica and in a couple of European Cup semifinals with Real Madrid.
THE BEST GAMES IN PEPE’S CAREER
“It was a very well achieved match on my part. It was. But I’ve had other – great – games. For example, the Cup final against Benfica. The final of the European against the Selection of France. There were also games with Real Madrid, such as against Manchester City, in the semi-finals (of the Champions League), and some semi-finals (of the Champions League) against Bayern Munich. They were games that marked me a lot. It was a well-achieved match because we faced the team (Juventus) that has the best, for me, a player in the world. I know him well, he knows me well. It was a challenge for both of us. What prevailed was the team’s work. We knew how to suffer as a team ”.
➤ Juventus vs Porto (2021).
➤ Porto vs Benfica (2020).
➤ France vs Portugal (2016).
➤ Real Madrid vs Manchester City (2016).
➤ Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich (2014).
Undefeated data. Pepe won three UEFA Champions League in his days with Real Madrid. Champion in 2014, 2016 and 2017.
Did you know…? Pepe has won the Eurocup and the UEFA Nations League with the Portugal National Team. The defender with the most appearances (113) in the entire history of his national team.