Appeal Denied, Marcelo Absent Opponent Confirmed Atletico
Madrid – Real Madrid had appealed related to accumulation of yellow cards received by Marcelo. However, the appeal was rejected by the Spanish football federation, the RFEF.
Marcelo get five yellow cards which makes it an automatic one-match suspension affected. That is, the Brazilian defender can not strengthen Madrid time against Atletico Madrid on Saturday (07/02/2015) night.
Marcelo getting his fifth yellow card in the game against Sevilla center this weekend when he violated Vitolo. Madrid was appealed by a video evidence, claiming that Marcelo did not touch Vitolo.
RFEF also held an emergency meeting to discuss and observe the video. However, they ultimately decided that a yellow card Marcelo still can not be revoked.
Since beat Atletico in the final of the Champions League 2013/2014, Madrid has never again subjecting its neighbor. Counted, since the final match, Madrid Atletico met five times in all competitions. The Result? Atletico won three times and the other two games ended in a draw.
Madrid currently leads the standings with a value of 54. They are four points clear of Barcelona in second place and seven points over Atletico in third.