Old rivalries seemed to be bubbling under the surface during Real Madrid’s pre-season friendly against AS Roma earlier today.
When the two captains, Pepe and Seydou Keita, came face to face for the coin toss to decide who would go first in the penalty shoot-out, the two barely looked at one another.
Pantomime villain Pepe was laughing and joking with referee Mark Clattenburg but didn’t extend a hand to Keita. The Roma midfielder didn’t offer his, either. The bad blood probably goes back to when the pair were foes in the most heated El Clasico battles.