Manchester City kicked off their 2020/21 Champions League campaign this evening with a 3-1 win over FC Porto on Wednesday night.
The Citizens came out as 3-1 winners over the Portuguese side in the Group C opener, thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero, Ilkay Gundogan, and Ferran Torres.
But FC Porto defender Pepe was furious after the game as he felt the home side got a lot of help from bad officiating during the game.
Pepe was quoted as saying by Portuguese daily A Bola: “The result is completely unfair.
“Manchester City have very good players and did not need this help. So many bad decisions and it cost us even more.
“Today with the technology we have, VAR did not attract the referee’s attention, it is unacceptable.”
He added: “There was a penalty on me, I think it was Cancelo.
“There was also a second yellow that should have been shown to Rodri.”
The infamous centre-back Pepe was up to his old tricks throughout at the Etihad conceding the penalty on the night, and It was Sterling who was fouled by the Porto defender for City’s penalty.
The former Real Madrid man was also involved in a very controversial incident in the final 10 minutes of the game and it’s a miracle he wasn’t sent off.
Pepe clashed with Raheem Sterling and appeared to angrily drive his knee towards the Englishman’s head after initially knocking him to the floor.
However, the Porto man only received a booking from referee for his action.