Real Madrid defender Pepe has stood by his claim that Barcelona players acted "theatrically" in trying to win free-kicks during Sunday's 2-2 draw.
Pepe, no stranger to controversy, claimed after the match the Barca players went down easily, comments that angered Barcelona midfielder
"If a player speaks about you and your team-mates like this, you feel offended," Iniesta said.
"I'm not theatrical in any way, and neither are the other guys. These comments hurt because they are a personal attack."
But Pepe was unmoved as he spoke today at a
"If someone is offended it is because the truth hurts," Pepe said. "I just said what really happened in the game."
Pepe's involvement against
"We'll see how it goes tomorrow," Pepe said. "If everything is progressing well, I hope to play."
The trial of Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema for having sex with an under-age prostitute opened on Tuesday but was immediately suspended pending resolution of a point of law which may result in charges against the footballers being dropped.