Footage Of Marcelo's 'Unacceptable' Defending For Malcom's Equaliser Against Real Madrid Emerges
Marcelo's defending during last night's El Clasico Copa Del Rey semi-final first leg irritated a whole lot of Real Madrid fans.
As we know, Marcelo is excellent going forward but defensive work is not the Brazilian's speciality and he provided us with another example at the Nou Camp for Malcom's equaliser.
The goal from the Barca No.14 just before the hour mark could have easily been avoided if Marcelo wasn't so far out of position.
Gol do Malcom :flag_br::o::red_circle: pic.twitter.com/sXMX3eOBro- GUTBERG MOURA (@GutbergMoura) February 6, 2019
This is fuckin unacceptable from Marcelo man. His poor defensive work cost us the game. pic.twitter.com/6hF5hiDhB6- GXX (@RxgerFederer) February 7, 2019
Playing high and linking up with the midfielders is part of his game but by the time he showed some effort to get back into the ball, it was far too late and Malcom had already sprung free.
Sergio Ramos did brilliantly to keep out the effort from Luis Suarez but Malcom showed his composure and curled in his second goal in Blaugrana colours.
Marcelo was culpable for the goal and received lots of stick from Los Blancos fans on social media:
One of the worst games I've seen from Marcelo, has been awful defending (as often this season) and hasn't brought anything to the attack.- Gabriel Marin (@gabimarin1996) February 6, 2019
Reguilón deserved to start this match.
Who else is tired of Marcelo's defending?- Abu Faridah (@Dreynd) February 6, 2019
Bruh Marcelo's defending is terrible- Amos eryq (@Amoseric) February 6, 2019
Dear Marcelo you're a defender not a fucking winger stay in your fucking position and fucking defend- IBRAHIM واحد و عشرين (@Ibrahim_dyi) February 6, 2019
Marcelo lmfao he was AGAIN out of his position- Aarul (@Aaruls12) February 6, 2019
He is actually becoming lazy ffs he does not even care to track back these days or maybe his legs have gone out but either way Reguilón SHOULD have played instead of him
Barca's left side was completely shut down thanks to Vazquez. The right was the exact opposite thanks to Marcelo- StevenYeun (@Tan_meleon) February 6, 2019
I hate to say it but where was marcelo when malcolm scored?- jessica coelho (@jessicacoelho7) February 6, 2019
Madrid biggest weakness is on the left side of defense ffs
Is Marcelo Real Madrid's weak link at the moment and does he need a period out of the side?
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