There was a lot be expected from Marcelo this 2015-2016 season. Since his breakthrough season, he has been heavily praised by football legends like Diego Maradona and Paolo Maldini. He is also often compared to Robert Carlos, who himself said that Marcelo was his heir and that “Marcelo possesses a better technical ability than me”.
With the recent conclusion of La Liga and the UEFA Finals around the corner, we can only hope to see that the best of Marcelo is yet to appear on the field. Here are the latest Marcelo stats for the 2015-2016 football season.
La Liga 2015-2016
Unfortunately for Real Madrid, Barcelona defended their championship title this season. Real Madrid officially placed in second and qualified for the Champions League group stage. Marcelo had a total of 30 appearances in the latest Primera Division games, which amounted to 2,474 minutes played. When it came to handling the ball, Marcelo had 2,435 total touches and 1,454 passes which reflected an 84.3% pass success percentage. Next to Luka Modric, Marcelo made the most interceptions – 104 in total. Marcelo also successfully made 2 goals for the club and 3 assists.
UEFA Champions League
For the UEFA Champions League, Marcelo has made 10 appearances, which amounts to 790 minutes. His soccer stats are as follows: 711 total touches, 32 crosses, 18 tackles, 15 interceptions, 2 blocks, and 421 passes with an 85.5% pass success percentage.
During the Champions League Quarterfinals, Real Madrid disappointed its fans with a 2-0 loss to VfL Wolfsburg. Goals from Wolfburg’s Ricardo Rodriguez and Max Arnold inside the first 25 minutes were enough to give the German team the surprise victory. However, this defeat was not the most humiliating part of the night. Many have not forgotten Marcelo’s flagrant dive in the 69th minute, which caused Marcelo to be booed off the field by fans at the Wolfsburg Arena.
With Real Madrid’s next game set against Atletico Madrid at the Champions League Finals, Marcelo and the rest of Real Madrid have to bring their A-game to bring home the title.