Court dismisses Marcelo appeal

Marcelo will miss Saturday’s Derby Madrileno after a Spanish tribunal court threw out Real Madrid’s appeal against his one-match ban.

Los Blancos were confident that the left-back would be available for their encounter with Atletico Madrid, despite RFEF’s Competitions Commission rejecting the club’s initial request to have his yellow card against Sevilla revoked.

Spain’s Administrative Court for Sport (TAD) eight-man panel scrutinised Madrid’s case, which centred around Marcelo’s midweek challenge on Vitolo, but they concluded referee Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva’s call to be legitimate.

TAD’s response to video evidence supplied by the capital giants was that the Brazilian “tripped an opponent when challenging for the ball”, according to AS.

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