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Marcelo Shocked At Substitution In Real Madrid Win Vs Girona

Marcelo Shocked At Substitution In Real Madrid Win Vs Girona

Brazil defender, Marcelo, says that he was surprised to be substituted in Real Madrid’s 4-1 away win against Girona in their Spanish La Liga clash on Sunday.

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui replaced the 30-year-old on the hour mark with centre-back Rapheal Varane.

“I was surprised by the substitution, but I respect the decision of the coach. I wanted to continue because I felt 100 per cent,” Marcelo told reporters after the game.

“We are on the right road and I am sure we are going to improve with each game. We played well today and we got the three points.”

Champions League holders Madrid came from behind to make it back-to-back wins to start the La Liga season.

Borja Garcia gave Girona a surprise 16th-minute lead before Madrid captain Sergio Ramos equalised from the penalty spot 23 minutes later.

A Karim Benzema brace and Gareth Bale’s goal completed Madrid’s comeback‎ win away from home.

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  • Wow, that’s. So sad to substitute a player like marcelo when he still felt who still have continued playing… all d same for a tactical reason for next game due to age factor… up madrid