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Real Madrid are optimistic that Marcelo will be fit for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Chelsea next week.

It comes after El Mundo reported earlier this week that the Brazilian would be unavailable for selection because he had to count votes in Madrid’s regional elections on Tuesday.

Marcelo Available Trip
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According to the report, Los Blancos has been working with the city’s electoral authorities to overturn the decision, which would mean Marcelo would be working on election day for regional votes.

Despite this, Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane stated on Friday that the player would be available for selection and would be able to rejoin his teammates on Wednesday.

“Marcelo will be able to fulfil his obligations on Tuesday and then join his teammates the following day.” Zidane told reporters on Friday.

The veteran left-back, who started the first leg draw as a winger, has firmly lost his starting position at left-back to Ferland Mendy, but was recalled in the Frenchman’s absence.

Marcelo has lived in Madrid since January 2007, and as a result of his extended stay, he is a Spanish citizen.

Source: Football Espana

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