Real Madrid have found an unexpected goalscorer in their ranks, and Marcelo, their current Pichchi, is ready for the visit to the Camp Nou and an El Clasico date with Barcelona.Eight hours and a minute Los Blancos went without a goal before the Brazilian broke the bad spell against Levante, although the truth is that that goal didn’t serve the interests of his team much.
Beyond stopping the drought, the two goals scored by Levante were a wall impossible to climb for Julen Lopetegui’s men. Three days later, Marcelo returned to make another appearance, again at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Viktoria Plzen, in theory an easy rival, were one whom Madrid found difficult to dispatch.
Karim Benzema opened the scoring and Marcelo made it 2-0, this time with his left foot, after receiving a subtle pass from Gareth Bale. The left-back beat the keeper with a delicate shot, and the goal would end up sealing the triumph, a first in six games.
Scare in Europe In the final stretch of the same game, Marcelo suffered a blow from a rival player which forced him to leave the field.Real were then down to 10 players having already made all three subs. On Thursday Marcelo underwent tests that ruled out any trace of bone injury.
The player already partially resumed training that day, but it was Friday when he fully rejoined the group’s dynamic.As Lopetegui himself confirmed at a press conference on Saturday, Marcelo will be part of the Madrid team that on Sunday afternoon will face Barcelona. The Pichichi of the crisis and a player who has already scored in the Camp Nou (in a Champions League match, in the 2010/11 season), he will be one of the main offensive weapons for Real Madrid once again.