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Pepe's Bloody Head Wound Stapled Shut In Real Madrid's Champions League Game (VIDEO/GIF)

10/02/2013 11:19 pm ET | Updated Oct 02, 2013

This is why Real Madrid has a stapler on the sideline.

Pepe opened a gash near his left eye during a head-to-head collision with Daniel Braaten of Copenhagen in a Champions League match on Wednesday night. With blood seeping from the cut as he lay on the grass at the Bernabeu, the defender was attended to by a team trainer.

Madrid held a slim 1-0 lead by way of Cristiano Ronaldo at the time of the Pepe-Braaten clash in the 38th minute of the first half. Rather than remove Pepe from the game for stitches, a trainer merely stapled the wound closed ... with a stapler.

WARNING: GIF OF STAPLING IS NOT FOR SQUEAMISH

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Ronaldo would add another goal as Madrid went on to win 4-0.

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