Yellow card sees Marcelo set for early return ahead of Madrid derby

After being yellow carded in the game against Argentina the defender is suspended for the forthcoming match v. Peru and has been released by Brazil.

Yellow card sees Marcelo set for early return ahead of Madrid derby

Good news for Zidane

Real Madrid first team coach Zinedine Zidane must have been delighted to see Chilean referee Julio Bascuñán brandish a yellow card to Marcelo in the 47th minute of the Brazil-Argentina qualifier in Belo Horizonte after a crude challenge on Kun Agüero.

Released by Tite 

The card means the defender is suspended for Brazil's forthcoming match in Lima against Perú and saves the player from a 7.564 km round trip with more than 10 hours flying time. The Brazilian player has been released by the national team and will head back to Madrid and commence club training in the early stage of next week. 

Sin tituloArgentina's Sergio Aguero (C) vies for the ball with Brazil's Marcelo during their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier football match in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on November 10, 2016. /

Back on Tuesday

The player will spend the rest of the weekend in Brazil with his wife and two sons Enzo and Liam,. Real Madrid have a training session penciled in for Monday but it's anticipated that Marcelo will be back in Valdebebas on Tuesday to prepare for his 16th Madrid derby. Marcelo has been involved in nine derby wins, six draws and featured in just one derby loss (Copa del Rey at the Caldeon which ended in a 2-0 loss for Real Madrid).


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*Update 12 de noviembre de 2016