Marcelo may miss return leg against Chelsea due to Spanish elections

The Real Madrid footballer may not be allowed to go to London.

Real Madrid risk going to the Champions League semi-final return leg against Chelsea without defender Marcelo. The authoritative edition of The New York Times writes about this.

Marcelo received a summons, according to which he must be present at the polling station as an observer in the elections to the Madrid Assembly. The elections will take place on May 4, when the Real Madrid delegation will already be in London.

The management of Real Madrid has filed an appeal and demands to release Marcelo for the match against Chelsea, but a decision on this issue has not yet been made.

In theory, Marcelo could have reached London separately from the team (the match against Chelsea will take place on the evening of May 5th), but there are also certain nuances related to the rules for visiting the UK during the coronavirus pandemic. There is a good chance that Real Madrid will have to do without Marcelo’s help at Stamford Bridge.