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Marcelo's Yellow Card Appeal Denied

Real Madrid now faces a tricky proposition on the weekend.

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According to the RFEF, the governing body of La Liga, Real Madrid's appeal of Marcelo's yellow card picked up in yesterday's match against Sevilla will not be a successful one and the carding will not be overturned. This means that Marcelo will be suspended for one match, the crucial clash this weekend against Atleti, due to yellow card accumulation. However, they did remove the yellow card picked up by Raphael Varane.

The report states that Marcelo's action was "dangerous" even though contact looked pretty minimal. Interesting to note is that Atleti's Juanfran had this yellow repealed but Marcelo had no such luck. This is the "foul" in question, you can decide for yourselves if that's a yellow card-worthy move.

Pretty funny to think that warranted the same punishment as throwing your boot at an official.

Madrid can appeal again but at this point they might as well prepare for life without the Brazilian this weekend. Carlo's options will be a seemingly available Fabio Coentrao, who didn't feature yesterday and has been hampered by recurring niggles lately, or one of Dani Carvajal or Alvaro Arbeloa as Madrid will field a makeshift back four against a tough opponent. A big blow given Marcelo's recent form and the creative input he bring to the table.

Marcelo joins Sergio Ramos, James Rodriguez, Pepe and Luka Modric on the list of unavailable players this Saturday.

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