Camp Nou excused to the centre-back the hostile reception that was expected. He was booed and heckled from the heat. The whistles grew when his name was announced on loudspeakers.
Even a banner was particularly offensive. Pepe, cage number 3 could be read in one of them. Thus the Camp Nou Messi failed their stomp on the leg. Mourinho decided to align, against the opinion of the club, this time as centre-back. (via AS)