Marcelo sent off for kicking out at Levante defender

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The Brazilian full-back lashed out late in his side's 1-1 draw with Levante, earning a deserved sending off

Real Madrid full-back Marcelo was shown a straight red card on Saturday for kicking out at Levante defender Jefferson Lerma.

After taking a shot in the 89th minute at the Santiago Bernabeu, the Brazilian fell over and Lerma tripped over him.

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As the Colombian defender was going to ground on top of him, Marcelo lashed out and kicked the defender in the head, earning a straight red card.

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Marcelo Real Madrid 2017

It was the first straight red card of Marcelo's La Liga career, and only his second with Real Madrid. 

The 29-year-old earned his only other straight red with the Blancos against Barcelona in the 2011 Spanish Super Cup. 

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For Madrid however, it was their third red card of the season, already topping the total they received last season.

Madrid could only managed a 1-1 home draw against Levante, giving the Blancos a disappointing return of one win and two draws from their first three league matches of 2017-18. 

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