Marcelo ‘fully accepts’ El Clasico blame

Real Madrid full-back ‘fully accepts the blame’ for Lionel Messi’s last minute winner for Barcelona in Sunday’s El Clasico.

The Brazilian was pushed high up the pitch and failed to intercept the ball as the Blaugrana counter-attacked to deliver a sucker punch to Los Blancos.

"It was a mistake, it could happen to anyone but I fully accept the blame for the goal," Marcelo is quoted as saying by Marca.

"We attacked at 2-2 because we felt that the further away the ball was from our goal, the better.

"The referee? I don't really want to talk about them.

“I don't think this will impact us in the title race but we want to have all the players available.”

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