Found January 25, 2012 on A Different League:
PLAYERS: Lionel Messi
“If he is well physically then Pepe will play,” assured Real Madrid boss José Mourinho in a Press conference prior to Wednesday’s return leg against Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey. “He is doubtful alongside Lassana Diarra and Esteban Granero. These are the three with problems,” added Mourinho. The Portuguese international missed the 4-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao at the weekend with a hamstring strain amid Spanish media reports claiming the injury came at a convenient time, following the 28-year-old’s alleged stamp on Lionel Messi at the Santiago Bernabé
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