Marcelo signs new contract at Real Madrid until 2022

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The Brazilian inked fresh terms with the Liga champions on the same day that he received a two-game ban for kicking out at an opponent

Real Madrid defender Marcelo has signed a new contract until 2022.

Marcelo, 29, will appear before the media at 1400 CET (1300 GMT) on Thursday after putting pen to paper on fresh terms with the Liga champions.

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The news came on the same day that the Brazilian received a two-game ban for kicking out at an opponent during Saturday's surprise 1-1 draw against Levante.

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Marcelo was sent off towards the end of the clash at the Santiago Bernabeu after kicking out at Jefferson Lerma, with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) later confirming his suspension.

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He will still be available for selection as Real take on APOEL in their Champions League group-stage opener on Wednesday, with the ban only taking domestic clashes into consideration.

The suspension means the defender will miss Real's Liga games against high-flying Real Sociedad on Sunday and Real Betis on September 20.

Real have made a stuttering start to the new season, beating Deportivo La Coruna 3-0 before following that victory up with draws against Valencia and then Levante on home soil.

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