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Marcelo

26-Year-Old Defender     Real Madrid  La Liga      Full Name: Marcelo Vieira da Silva Junior


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Birthdate:  May 12, 1988    Birthplace:  Rio de Janeiro    Nationality:  Brazil    Height:  5' 8"    

February 19, 2015    Marcelo News

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Marcelo scored in the 79th minute of Real Madrid's 2-0 Champions League win at Schalke on Wednesday.

Marcelo is arguably the best fantasy leftback in La Liga, and he continues to make a case that it applies in the Champions League as well.

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Marcelo: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

February 15, 2015

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Marcelo finished with one shot, which landed on goal, and nearly had an assist but the shot by Gareth Bale hit the woodwork during Saturday's 2-0 win over Deportivo.

Marcelo was interested right back into the starting XI after his suspension, and his spot at leftback is well assured heading into Wednesday's Champions League match against Schalke.

February 6, 2015

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Marcelo is suspended for Saturday's match against Atletico Madrid after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season Wednesday against Sevilla, ESPN FC reports.

Marcelo's absence comes at a tough time for Madrid, who will be without Sergio Ramos for five weeks because of a hamstring injury. Fabio Coentrao and Alvaro Arbeloa are the top options to replace Marcelo on Saturday.

February 1, 2015

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Marcelo picked up an assist during Saturday's 4-1 win over Real Socidad, while also being credited with three key passes, two successful dribbles and four crosses.

Marcelo threw in a chip to James in the third minute to get Real Madrid on the board after they fell behind in the first minute of the match. Marcelo continues to be a very important piece of the attack, especially with his crossing ability, which keeps him an important fantasy contributor.

January 18, 2015

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Marcelo had eight crosses, three key passes, five tackles and one clearance during Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Getafe on Sunday.

While he continues to account for plenty of crosses, Marcelo is mostly dependent on his clean sheets to provide much fantasy value. He hasn't scored in 16 La Liga starts, and he has only four assists, with his last one coming Dec. 6 against Celta Vigo.

September 20, 2014

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Marcelo had two assists in Real Madrid's 8-2 La Liga win over Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday.

Marcelo's assists were his first this season, but he was unable to nab his second clean sheet of the season, having last gotten one in the Liga season-opener back on Aug. 25.

June 12, 2014

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Marcelo was struck with an own goal during Brazil's 3-1 win over Croatia in the opening match of the World Cup on Thursday.

Marcelo's goal was the only score for Croatia, who managed only three shots on the day. It was an unfortunate occurrence for an elite defender, who should have an easier time against Mexico and Cameroon.

January 24, 2012

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After starting down 1-0 to Athletic Bilbao, Marcelo was able to open the scoring for Real Madrid en route to their 4-1 victory.

Marcelo has been great as Real's left back and alongside Sergio Ramos, combine to form one of the best fullback duos in the world.