Portuguese Defender Causes Brawl Between Players During Pre-Season With Mourinho's Roma

Portuguese Defender Causes Brawl Between Players During Pre-Season With Mourinho's Roma

  • Pepe delivered a wild challenge on Henrikh Mkhitaryan which resulted in a brawl during a friendly between FC aPortond Roma
  • Players from both sides rushed into the field after Mkhitaryan reacted violently but nobody was sent off during the incident
  • Jose Mourinho watched on from the sidelines as both teams settled for a 1-1 draw in the pre-season encounter

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Pepe and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were involved in a serious scuffle after the Portuguese defender deliberately collided with the Armenian star, Mirror, Daily Mail.

Roma and FC Porto played a pre-season game played at Campo Bela Vista Stadium in Portugal as the incident between both players broke out leading their teammates to get involved.

Portuguese Defender Causes Brawl Between Players During Pre-Season With Mourinho's Roma
Pepe's hard tackle on Mkhitaryan caused a brawl between Roma and FC Porto players. Photo by Fabio Rossi
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How it all happened

The Serie A side started a counter-attack as Nicolo Zaniolo dashed down the right of his half finding Mkhitaryan for support.

As soon as the former Man United star controlled the ball, 38-year-old Pepe crashed into the player not considering it was a friendly game.

Mkhitaryan being on the floor reacted to the challenge as he threw his leg at the ex-Real Madrid man before the brawl occurred.

Jose Mourinho watched on the sidelines as the pitch was crowded with players and officials before calm was restored.

The Gillarrosi took the through Gianluca Mancini but Porto equalized a minute left on the clock as the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

Mourinho's men had recorded two consecutive victories against two non-league Italian clubs in the pre-season and the draw against last season's Champions League finalists is not a bad result.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Jose Mourinho was silenced by Liverpool during a pre-season encounter with Man United where the Reds won by 4-1 three years ago, Liverpool Echo.

The Reds were busy on the transfer window that year as they landed the likes on Fabinho, Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson Becker.

Those set of players went all the way to win the Champions League final played at Atletico Madrid's home ground Wanda Metropolitano.

Before the warm-up friendly Mourinho told the press that United felt pressure going into the new campaign.

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