- Title: Marcelo to miss Real Madrid's La Liga title run-in
- Date: 10th July 2020
- Summary: MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - FEBRUARY 25, 2020) (REUTERS) REAL MADRID LEFT BACK MARCELO DURING TRAINING MARCELO IN MIDDLE OF CIRCLE DURING RONDO DRILL MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - NOVEMBER 25, 2019) (REUTERS) MARCELO PASSING BALL MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - FEBRUARY 29, 2020) (REUTERS) MARCELO JOGGING WITH TEAMMATES BEFORE KICKING BALL INTO AIR MARCELO CHASING BALL MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - OCTOBER 18, 2019) (REUTERS) MARCELO IN MIDDLE OF CIRCLE BEFORE START OF RONDO DRILL MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - MAY 22, 2018) (REUTERS) MARCELO RUNNING BEFORE SCORING A GOAL IN TRAINING MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - DECEMBER 30, 2019) (REUTERS) MARCELO DOING KEEPIE UPPIES MARCELO WAVING BEFORE LEAVING PITCH
- Embargoed: 24th July 2020 21:54
- Keywords: Champions League La Liga Marcelo Real Madrid UCL
- Location: MADRID, SPAIN
- City: MADRID, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA001CM8A0CF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Real Madrid defender Marcelo will likely be sidelined for the rest of their Liga title run-in after sustaining a thigh injury.
A statement from Real on Friday (July 10) confirmed the injury to the Brazilian without stating when he would return although Spanish newspaper Marca said he would be out of action for three weeks.
Marcelo, 32, will miss Real's final four Liga matches -- against Alaves on Friday plus Granada, Villarreal and Leganes - but should return in time for their Champions League last-16 second leg at Manchester City on Aug. 7, added the report.
Real, targeting their first Spanish league title since 2017, are one point clear of second-placed Barcelona and can increase their lead to four with a home win over struggling Alaves.
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