SPORT
03/10/2013 11:09 BST | Updated 03/10/2013 11:33 BST

Real Madrid's Pepe Has Eye Wound Shut With Stapler (VIDEO/GIF)

Spanish football matches usually kick-off after the 9pm watershed, let alone before it, so television producers had no qualms about showing Pepe's bloodied eye gash being stapled shut.

Pepe suffered the injury during an aerial collision with Copenhagen's Daniel Braaten of Copenhagen in Madrid's 4-0 Champions League win on Wednesday night.

With blood seeping from the cut as he lay on the turf, the Real physio rushed onto the pitch and closed the wound with a stapler.

WARNING: GIF OF STAPLING IS NOT FOR SQUEAMISH