Chelsea-Real Madrid: Zidane ensures that Marcelo, mobilized for the elections, will be present for the return match

Will Marcelo see Stamford Bridge? Yes, according to his trainer Zinédine Zidane. Asked about the presence or not of the Brazilian left side for the semi-final second leg of the Champions League on Wednesday, the Real Madrid coach confirmed that the player would be well retained by his electoral obligations the day before. But that would not then prevent him from joining the rest of the Madrid squad in England.

“It’s a fact,” replied the French technician, questioned about the veracity of the information revealed by El Mundo. He will fulfill his obligations. And on Wednesday, he will be with us. Requisitioned to hold a polling station for regional elections, the Brazilian had time to join his partners on match day, which goes against UEFA’s health protocol. How did Real Madrid manage to reconcile the two? A point that “Zizou” left in the dark.

Holder thanks to the absence of Ferland Mendy

Holder against the Blues Tuesday in the absence of French Ferland Mendy, the left side made a very bad copy in the draw (1-1) conceded by the Spaniards. The 32-year-old was replaced by Marco Asensio in the 77th minute of play. On social networks, several Real Madrid supporters had even considered it preferable that he was not on the trip to Chelsea the following week. To believe his coach, we will at least see him on the sidelines.