The Brazilian full-back is in London to face Chelsea, this Wednesday, 5 for the return match of the semifinals of the European Champions League
The Brazilian left back Marcelo attended the European High School of the Moraleja, this Tuesday, 4th, fulfilling the call to be a secretary in the elections of the autonomous community of Mothers and, after being released, he joined the delegation of Real Madrid, who is in London to face the Chelsea, this Wednesday, for the return match of the semifinals of the Europe Champions League. Marcelo fulfilled his obligations as a Spanish citizen, as he has dual citizenship, when he presented himself at a voting center on Tuesday. Despite attempts by the Brazilian and Real Madrid so that the player did not have to be a secretary, the Electoral Board did not release him because a week had elapsed to plead a justified and documented cause.
The side arrived at the voting center at 8:30 am (local time), 3:30 am (Brasília time), and, in the composition of the table, he was released and was able to return home. In the event that Marcelo had to complete the election day, the club had prepared a private flight for the player to travel to London. Marcelo is listed by the French coach Zinedine Zidane for the decisive match of this Wednesday and will be able to participate in the last training, in the stadium Stamford Bridge, place of the match, this Tuesday. In the first round, Real Madrid and Chelsea drew 1-1 last week at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium in Madrid. The English club has the advantage of goalless equality for having scored a goal as a visitor. A new 1 to 1 will take the game to an overtime and, if necessary, a penalty shootout.
* With information from Estadão Content