Ballesteros assaulted Pepe claim

Levante defender Sergio Ballesteros assaulted Real Madrid’s Pepe after his side’s 2-1 defeat to Los Blancos.

Onda Cero’s Al Primer Toque programme alleged the Granotes captain grabbed the Portuguese and then punched him following a fiery encounter between the clubs at the Ciutat de Valencia.

Cristiano Ronaldo had to be substituted at the break after receiving a blow to the face from David Navarro in just the second minute, and the report claimed Ballesteros assaulted Pepe in the room where the former Manchester United man was receiving medical attention.

Security people had to intervene to break up the altercation, although afterwards Ballesteros insisted he had only gone to see how Ronaldo was, but witnesses who viewed the incident had a different view on the matter.

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