The Brazilian mastermind got in a dig at Real Madrid’s rivals after a dramatic win over Juventus in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Marcelo insisted Real Madrid were never going to lose like fierce rivals Barcelona after the Champions League titleholders dramatically survived Juventus. The Galacticos kept their quest for a European hattrick alive with a 4-3 aggregate victory over Juve in the quarter-finals, despite Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to the Italian champions. If you would like to bet on Real Madrid’s upcoming matches, make sure to check out this site.
Zinedine Zidane’s men were poised for the semi-finals following last week’s 3-0 win in Turin, only for Juve to perform a remarkable comeback in the return leg as they levelled the tie thanks to Mario Mandzukic’s double and Keylor Navas’s unlucky reaction.
But Real managed to deny the rallying visitors after Lucas Vazquez was fouled by Medhi Benatia, when Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up to convert the penalty to a goal. Marcelo – the captain in the absence of suspended Sergio Ramos couldn’t help himself from having a shot at Barca, who surrendered a 4-1 first-leg advantage in a stunning 3-0 collapse against Roma on Tuesday.
“We should face and we did everything possible to go through. What happened to Barcelona wasn’t going to happen to us because we’re Real Madrid.”
Juventus’s legendary goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon angrily protested the decision before he was sent off for the first time of his career in the Champions League.
When asked about the penalty, Marcelo said: “The penalty was very clear.”