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Madrid lose Marcelo to hamstring tear

Published: Tuesday 1 April 2014, 11.55CET
Real Madrid CF look to have lost Marcelo for the UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund after the left-back suffered a hamstring tear.
Madrid lose Marcelo to hamstring tear
Marcelo has played an important role for Madrid this season ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Tuesday 1 April 2014, 11.55CET

Madrid lose Marcelo to hamstring tear

Real Madrid CF look to have lost Marcelo for the UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund after the left-back suffered a hamstring tear.

Real Madrid CF defender Marcelo is unlikely to appear in his team's UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie against Borussia Dortmund after suffering a hamstring tear.

According to the Spanish club, the 25-year-old Brazil left-back – who has scored once in 33 appearances in all competitions for the Merengues this season – suffered a "first-degree tear in his left hamstring". Although no recovery time was specified by Madrid, such injuries commonly take up to two weeks to heal. The news will come as a blow to coach Carlo Ancelotti who already has versatile full-back Álvaro Arbeloa sidelined with a knee problem.

The nine-time European champions host Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabéu on Wednesday, with the quarter-final return leg in Germany next Tuesday.  

Last updated: 01/04/14 18.24CET

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