Real Madrid left-back Marcelo has recovered on a record time from his shoulder injury and he will be available to face Roma in the first leg of the last-16 round of the Champions League.
Zinedine Zidane has included the Brazilian in the squad for the crucial game on Wednesday. The Frenchman didn’t expect to have Marcelo back this soon, and he has been pleased with the good news.
Marcelo fell injured a week ago in the game against Granada. He suffered a dislocated right shoulder and many expected he to be out for two or three weeks. Spanish press even reported he could need surgery and miss more than one month of competition.
However, the injury was not as serious as expected and although the defender is not completely fit, he is willing to play against Roma.
Against Athletic Bilbao last weekend Daniel Carvajal featured at left-back, with Danilo playing as a right-back. The former Porto man suffered an injury and was replaced by Nacho Fernandez, who played at left-back for a few minutes before Raphael Varane was sent off.
Zidane was expected to include the Spaniard in the starting eleven against Roma. Now, he will have to decide whether to lineup Marcelo or let him rest for a few more days to make sure he recovers completely.