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Real Madrid dealt with Marcelo blow right ahead of La Liga season opener

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The newly-appointed Los Blancos captain’s participation against Alaves is a doubt after he picked up an injury training.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti reveals there has been “a slight problem” with Marcelo but expects the left-back to “recover soon.”

Marcelo’s injury further intensifies Real Madrid’s troubles as they are already missing their first-choice left-back, Ferland Mendy.

Mendy missed the final few games of 2020-21 due to a leg injury he suffered in the Champions League semi-final against Chelsea in March. The Frenchman is still recovering from that setback and did not partake in the club’s pre-season at all.

“We’ve had a good look at the players and we’ve had a good pre-season,” Ancelotti told reporters, reports Marca.

“The players have done well and have done a good combination of fitness and tactical work.

“We’ve had a slight problem with Marcelo, who should recover soon. But the general fitness level is good at the moment.”

20-year-old Miguel Gutierrez, who managed to make some impact in the six La Liga games he played last season, is expected to start at the left-hand side of the backline against Alaves.

“Miguel is a talented full back, who has already played games and will have no problems playing for Real Madrid,” added Ancelotti.