Portugal led by two time world player of the year Cristiano Ronlado, were clearly outplayed and their chances of winning were compounded by a first half red card from Pepe.
What happened to Portugal?
Pepe is no stranger to red cards and moments of madness but even by his standards, picking up a first half red card in a world cup match against Germany is ridiculous. In an off-the-ball incident, in plain sight of the referee, Pepe swooped down to head-butt Germany’s Thomas Müller who had moments earlier gone down a little softly, clutching his face following a flailing arm from Pepe. Joey Barton who is no stranger to controversy on the pitch tweeted: (more…)