Marcelo’s return good news for Zidane

   

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Marcelo is back for this weekend’s trip to Real Betis and the Real Madrid players are as excited as if they were getting a new signing.

An injury midway through the 2-2 draw against Villarreal on September 22 has seen the Brazilian sit out Los Blancos’ past four matches – which coincided with a downturn in form.

Zinedine Zidane’s players will be glad to have their vice-captain back.

Marcelo had the unenviable task of replacing Roberto Carlos at Estadio Bernabeu, but has grown into one of the best left-backs in the world, especially in terms of his creativity and attacking contributions.

In fact, one of the leading causes for the European champions’ four game drawing streak is thought to be the Brazilian’s absence, Los Blancos at times struggling to create enough chances.

While Marcelo is set to return for the trip to Betis, Casemiro and Luka Modric are both still unavailable.

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