Marcelo out for three weeks

Real Madrid left-back Marcelo faces up to three weeks on the sidelines after suffering a thigh injury against Barcelona on Saturday.

The Brazilian pulled up just shy of the hour mark in the Clasico and will now definitely miss Wednesday’s Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk.

Los Blancos are expected to promote Nacho Fernandez in Marcelo’s absence, as opposed to Dani Carvajal, who appeared as a substitute at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Sergio Ramos and Alvaro Arbeloa have also been omitted from the 20-man squad for the trip to Ukraine.

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