MADRID – Marcelo and Federico Valverde finally traveled with Real Madrid’s expedition to London to face Chelsea in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
The Brazilian side was cited as a substitute member in the elections to the Assembly of the Community of Madrid that are held this Tuesday. Marcelo had to appear shortly after 8 am at the Liceo de La Moraleja to fulfill his duty as a citizen.
As a substitute, Marcelo had to wait for the titular person to appear at the table in case he had to cover the loss. That person appeared without issue. Besides, another lady who was also cited as a second substitute volunteered to take Marcelo’s place so that he could take the plane to London with the rest of the expedition.
If this had not been the case, Marcelo would have had to travel alone on a private plane on Tuesday night or the same Wednesday morning, since he was obliged to remain reachable at home in case of any unforeseen events during election day. In the end it was not like that and the Brazilian was able to travel to London with the rest of his teammates.
For his part, Fede Valverde also managed to catch the flight with the rest of the team after receiving the negative result of the PCR he underwent on Monday. After testing negative for antigens early Monday afternoon, the Uruguayan appeared in Valdebebas to follow La Liga and UEFA protocol. The relevant PCR also tested negative on Tuesday morning and the midfielder entered group discipline.
The player showed his joy on his twitter account with a: “Now yes! Go!”.
In this way, Real Madrid will play for the Champions League final with all the available squad except for Dani Carvajal, Lucas Vázquez and Raphael Varane. As ESPN reported on Monday, both Mendy and Sergio Ramos have recovered in time and will be at Zidane’s disposal to try to get into the final in Istanbul.