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Marcelo agrees Real Madrid contract extension

Real Madrid defender Marcelo has agreed a two-year contract extension with the club it has been confirmed.

The 29-year-old full-back joined Madrid in 2007 and has become one of their most consistent and reliable players, helping them win three Champions League titles, four La Liga trophies, a Copa del Rey and the FIFA Club World Cup on two occasions.

Being vice captain behind Sergio Ramos, Marcelo has featured in 415 games for Madrid, quickly catching up former full-back Roberto Carlos, who finished his career with Los Blancos on 527 appearances.

Having been in discussions over a new and improved deal, the former Fluminense defender has now put pen-to-paper on a two-year extension.

The Brazilian was dismissed for kicking out in Saturday’s early kick off and will now miss the upcoming trip to Real Sociedad, plus the home clash with Real Betis, joining Cristiano Ronaldo through suspension.

Marcelo did feature for the side against APOEL in the Champions League on Wednesday evening, in which they won 3-0 thanks to goals from Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored an impressive brace.

Madrid now face a tricky game against Real Sociedad this weekend, who have won three out of three La Liga games so far this season.

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