by Tife Olajuwon
Real Madrid lost the first leg of the Copa del rey round of 16 to rivals Atletico Madrid by two goals to nothing. Of course, excuses will fly and Marcelo has something to say.
The brazilian left back says Atletico Madrid used dirty tricks. “Atletico played the long ball and used dirty tricks,” Marcelo was quoted as saying by AS.
“This result is very difficult to overcome. We started well but again, set-pieces… The defeat is not fair. The pitch was difficult. Their game is only to play the long ball.
“There is another game and it is in our stadium. Let’s see what the coach will tell us to counter that kind of football.
“There are 90 minutes left and we will fight on our home soil and attempt to get back into it.”
Wednesday was the Spanish Champions third consecutive Madrid derby win and Real Madrid second’s loss on the bounce. Not a good year for Ancelotti’s team.