MARCELO was left devastated after accidentally stepping on Manchester City’s badge on Monday night.
real Madrid Stars could train 24 hours before their performance at the Etihad Thrilling 4:3 defeat in the semi-finals of the Champions League against man city.
marcelo seemingly carefree trotted onto the pitch with his teammates.
But his face fell when it was pointed out to him that he had stepped on City’s badge.
When Eder Militao told him what he had done, the Brazilian clapped his hands to his head in disappointment.
Marcelo’s sidekick and compatriot Vinicius Jr. seems to be deeply superstitious about these things as well.
Already in January, he jumped over the Real Madrid badge during a match against Valencia.
And it seems to be becoming a common theme among footballers.
During Atletico Madrid’s quarter-final trip to the Etihad, Luis Suarez carefully avoided step on the city’s badge.
During Cristiano Ronaldo did the same at Atlético in the round of 16.
Marcelo’s fears could have become reality a day later than man city raced off the blocks at Etihad.
Kevin De Bruyne headed in a Riyad Mahrez cross after just two minutes to give his side the perfect start.
And Gabriel Jesus benefited from a poor David Alaba defending to be 2-0 after 11 minutes.
Karim Benzema finished brilliantly to pull one back for Madrid just after the half-hour – City went 2-1 at half-time.
Phil Foden restored his two-goal lead in the 53rd minute – only for Vinicius Jr, who scored a brilliant goal almost immediately.
Bernardo Silva scored home to put City 4-2 ahead but Benzema’s cool penalty ensured a frantic game Finish 4-3.
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