The Blancos defender was in danger of missing out on his side’s crucial battle against Chelsea on Wednesday.
has traveled to London withReal Madrid
’s squad for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final tie againstChelsea
. Having struggled with multiple injuries in their squad,
’s side were held to a 1-1 draw in the first leg. Marcelo replacedFerland Mendy
in the Blancos' lineup as the French left-back was sidelined due to injury. The Brazilian defender was required to remain in Madrid on May 4 to assist with the local election, meaning he could miss out on the second leg. However, according to
, an old lady has offered to replace Marcelo in the polling station so that he can travel to London with the rest of the team.
Marcelo, who was granted Spanish citizenship in 2011, was selected for polling station duty on April 5. Real Madrid’s initial appeal to the Electoral Commission was declined, but the player is now ready to feature in his team's upcoming Champions League battle.