Fluminense’s former Brazil worldwide Marcelo has been handed a three-match ban by CONMEBOL after his lunge at Argentinos Juniors’ Luciano Sanchez left the defender with a horrific harm in a Copa Libertadores conflict in Buenos Aires final week.
The 35-year-old left-back will even need to pay a $6,000 fantastic, South American soccer’s governing physique added on Thursday.
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Marcelo was dribbling in direction of Sanchez when his main foot went previous the ball and caught the Argentine excessive on the shin with pressure. The Argentinos participant’s leg buckled beneath him at a surprising angle, leaving him mendacity in agony on the pitch.
Sanchez left the pitch on a stretcher with what was later confirmed to be a fracture that the crew physician mentioned he had “by no means seen earlier than”.
The ex-Actual Madrid participant was despatched off in tears following the incident within the 1-1 draw within the final 16, first leg.
“As we speak I had a really troublesome second on the pitch,” Marcelo posted on Instagram hours later. “I unintentionally injured a fellow participant. I wish to want him the very best restoration. All of the power on the earth.”
Marcelo has already served the primary sport of his three-match ban by lacking the second leg the place the Brazilian facet gained 2-0.
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