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


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

March 23, 2015    Marcelo News

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Marcelo conceded two goals as Real Madrid lost 2-1 Sunday at Barcelona.

Marcelo was his usual attacking self at Barcelona, storming forward with some decent threatening runs. The Brazilian made a game-high of six dribbles and also got two shots on goal. His defensive duties perhaps suffered as a result although he was the only Real defender not to be cautioned.

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

March 16, 2015

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Marcelo kept a clean sheet Sunday as Real Madrid grabbed a 2-0 win over Levante.

Marcelo succeeded in not conceding a goal but in truth had very few defensive duties to fulfill. The Brazilian was more often than not found much further up the field supporting the offense where he produced a game-high of nine crosses.

March 8, 2015

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Marcelo failed to keep a clean sheet as Real Madrid suffered a 1-0 loss Saturday to Athletic Bilbao.

Marcelo wasn't really at fault for the game's goal and looked reasonably comfortable throughout. That said, the defender produced an inept attcaking performance and was rarely able to support the frontmen. The Brazilian was also yellow carded in the 86th minute on a poor night for the Madrid defense.

February 19, 2015

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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.

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.