Champions League: Marcelo Produces Utterly Embarrassing Dive As Real Madrid Lose 2-0 Away To Wolfsburg (Video)

Alan Duffy

6th, April 2016


It was a bad night for Real Madrid on Wednesday, with Zinedine Zidane’s star-studded side deservedly losing 2-0 away at Wolfsburg in their Champions League quarter-final first-leg clash.

However, even more embarrassing than Madrid’s surprise defeat were the histrionics of full-back Marcelo, who produced an appalling dive after a nothing clash with Maximilian Arnold.

The ridiculous incident occurred after Brazilian defender Marcelo kicked out at Wolfsburg’s Arnold, an act which should’ve seen the Madrid man see red.

However, instead, he went down like the proverbial sack of potatoes after his head made (light) contact with Arnold’s stomach. Marcelo then proceeded to hold his face as though he’d been smacked in the gob. Truly pathetic…

Surely there should be some sort of retrospective punishment for incidents like these. Indeed, surely a panel should sit after each match day (for all major competitions) and single out the divers and cheats?

As for the game itself, a penalty from Ricardo Rodriguez followed by a goal from Arnold gave the hosts a 2-0 lead at the break. In the second period, a below-par Madrid simply couldn’t get themselves back into the game while Wolfsburg could have gone ever further ahead.

Still, Los Merengues will still probably turn on the style in the return leg at the Bernabeu and overturn this defeat.

Here’s the highlights…

(Highlights: Footytube)

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  1. C Dog says:

    Ah, the Real Madrid complex

  2. Jarren says:

    …and this is why my Canadian work colleagues wonder why I follow football.

  3. Jug says:

    Don’t blame all the footballers…
    It’s mostly the brasilians who are Master Divers :D

  4. maria says:

    Ahh, Marcello. He’s always been a class act.

  5. ünk says:

    a true embarassment for any sportsman. Kicking at your opponent may be happening in the heat of the game but that pathetic act adds insult to injury!

  6. Geraldo says:

    An odious git who once dived and feigned injury to get a Spurs player (can’t remember who) a second yellow card in the Bernabeu, then leapt to his feet and punched the sky when he realised he had succeeded. Therefore this latest episode should come as no surprise…

  7. PetrovskyKSC says:

    Kicking, headbutting, and then a pathetic little dive to top it all off. Get yourself a grip, will ye?

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