Real Madrid captain Marcelo has been handed a three match ban for domestic cup competitions.
The Brazilian defender was shown a straight red card in Los Blancos 2-1 extra time Copa del Rey win at Elche with goals from Isco and Eden Hazard securing their place in the last eight.
Copa del Rey rules invoke an immediate one game ban for a dismissal, however, as per reports from Marca, Marcelo’s ban was increased for critical comments made to referee Jorge Figueroa Vazquez.
Vazquez included the incident in his post match report with the RFEF now confirming Marcelo’s extended suspension.
The Brazilian will now miss Real Madrid’s Copa trip to Athletic Club next week in the quarter finals, and potentially their two legged semi finals in the coming weeks.
Marcelo has played a rotating role under Carlo Ancelotti so far this season with French star Ferland Mendy set to return to the starting XI in his place.