It was one of the strangest stories in Spanish football this week, a peculiarity that put a starting player in jeopardy of missing one of the season’s most important matches.
According to El Mundo, Real Madrid defender Marcelo may not be able to play in next week’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Chelsea due to citizen duties during Madrid’s regional elections.
However, it now appears that the Brazilian will be able to participate in the game – but at a cost to Los Blancos.
The player will have to participate in the election process on Tuesday, but can fly to London the next day on a private jet.
According to Diario AS, such a move will cost Madrid €20,000, which has reportedly enraged the club.
The Brazilian started the first leg as a left wing-back, and it’s possible that he’ll do so again in London.
Source: Football Espana