Pepe says he will shake Seydou Keita’s hand when Real Madrid face Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday. “It is going to be tough and we have to give everything to win it, but the team remains together and we will fight for the Champions League.” “We don’t need to drive ourselves crazy saying we have to win the Champions League,” he said. Keita also alleges that during that game, after he threw a bottle, the Portuguese international spat at him. The two sides met once again in a 2015 friendly in Australia and the two players once again did not shake hands. The 33-year-old also spoke about the club’s desire to win their 11th European Cup, although he insisted it is not the be all and end all, despite it being Los Blancos’ best hope of a trophy this season. Sport EN Upd. at 15:42 07/03/2016 This time, though, Pepe says he will “shake his hand, I have no problem with that. “With regards to which players we are up against, the most important thing is to focus on ourselves.” He later explained that Pepe had previously called him a ‘monkey’ during a match between Barça and Madrid. “We want to win it, of course, but we know there are other teams with the same ability as us. CET In a previous friendly between the two sides in America in 2014, the former Barcelona midfielder refused the Madrid defender’s hand. “We haven’t forgotten about that game,” Pepe added. Madrid take a 2-0 lead into the game at the Bernabeu, but will be aware the job is far from done after nearly squandering the same lead at home to Schalke at the same stage of the competition last season. “[Zinedine Zidane] has told us we have to go out to win, that we must play a serious game. Those will be the keys to achieving success.”
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After dropping the opener in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Final, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks had the Kamloops Storm right where they wanted.Dan Holland scored twice, including once in a three-goal second period, to spark the Hawks to a 6-2 thrashing of the Storm Saturday night in Spoolmak Country.Beaver Valley squares the best-of-seven KIJHL Championship series at 1-1 with Games three and four, Monday and Tuesday in Fruitvale.Trailing 2-1 after one period, the Hawks scored the next five goals to secure the win, out shooting the host team 32-18 in the final 40 minutes. Holland finished the game with three points while Riley Brandt, Ryan Edwards, Dallas Calvin and Braden Fuller also scored for Beaver Valley.Brock Balson and Daniel Buchanan replied for Kamloops, the overall regular season winners.Brett Clark rebounded from a Game one loss to register the win in goal for the Hawks.Wade Moyls started the game for Kamloops but was replaced by Liam McLeod for the final period.This is the third consecutive series Beaver Valley has played the first two games on the road and third time the Hawks have headed home even.The winner advances to the Cyclone Taylor Cup April 10-13 in Nelson.