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Barcelona players want Real Madrid to play Pepe in tonight's powderkeg

Barcelona players hope Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho DOES select Pepe for tonight's Copa return-leg.

El Confidencial says Pepe's stamp on Lionel Messi and refusal to immediately apologise has left Barca players fuming and wanting to deliver a passionate response tonight.

"Everyone wants to play in this game because Pepe has set a really bad example," a dressing room source said.

Mourinho is expected to play Pepe in midfield at the Nou Camp tonight.

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