Ten-match ban for Pepe

25 April 2009 10:09
Real Madrid defender Pepe has been suspended for ten matches after his petulant display during the midweek victory against Getafe. The Portugal international kicked out at Javier Casquero before punching Juan Albin and then verbally abusing the officials as he was led from the pitch after being shown a red card. Pepe will miss Real's last six league games of the campaign as well as their opening four matches of the 2009-10 season. In better news for Real boss Juande Ramos, Gonzalo Higuain had the yellow card that he picked up against Getafe rescinded. Real have ten days in which to decide whether to appeal against Pepe's suspension.

Source: ESA