Marcelo has so far played eight LaLiga matches, a sign that he has clearly lost the game with Mendy on the left side. And of those eight games, Madrid has only left the goal to zero once (5-0 against Leganés); In the remaining seven games, Madrid conceded nine of the 16 goals he has received in total in this domestic championship. Zidane, despite the eloquence of the data, defends the Brazilian: “He was well defensively. You get data, but we’re happy with everyone When players play, we will continue fighting for everyone. This is still long. “ Although it is less and less long, 24 days of the 38 totals have already been consumed, more than three fifths of the championship are left behind and Madrid is the leader with one point over Barcelona, although with the feeling that the income could have been greater if they had added points that were counted, such as visits from Valladolid and Celtic to the Bernabéu. There is no longer a Cup (Real won 3-4 in the quarterfinals, also with Marcelo as a starter) and if Zidane wants to continue playing the Brazilian, he must do so in LaLiga.And if it does, it will do so knowing that, for the moment, it does not go to account, with the data in hand. Madrid has played this course with Marcelo 1,256 minutes, dialing 36 in favor and receiving 17; Without him, it has been 1,924 minutes, 37 goals in favor and 13 against. The distance does not seem like much, but the key is in the minutes: there have been many more without it and even so the figures are even. With Marcelo, Madrid scores a goal every 35 minutes and receives it every 74 ‘; Without it, it takes 52 ‘and they don’t mark it for 148’. Or what is the same: with Marcelo Madrid improves a bit in attack (shortens 17 ‘the margin to see the door), but instead receives a goal in half the time that without him, exactly. Align the Brazilian, statistically, does not rent, but Zidane seems determined to keep the veteran side in the dynamics of the team, whatever happens and despite what weighs … Zidane is showing a genuine interest in recovering several players from the Real Madrid squad. In some cases, this insistence is bearing fruit, as in those of Modric or Isco, which after signing a very disappointing last season have recovered flight this course. Other players are becoming more complicated to channel to the elite level; Bale, for example, had his second title before Celta followed after El Sadar and again disappointed; or Marcelo, who did leave positive things against the Vigo team, but which means, according to the data, a hole through which Madrid is bleeding in the defensive phase.