Marcelo, Courtois ruled out Real Madrid's Champions League tie against Man City

Marcelo, Courtois ruled out Real Madrid's Champions League tie against Man City

- Marcelo and Thibaut Courtois will not be available for Real Madrid for their Champions League match with City

- The Spanish giant lost the first leg to Pep Guardiola's men at the Santiago Bernabeu by 2-1

- Zinedine Zidane has never been knocked out of a Champions League tournament in his managerial career

Marcelo and Thibaut Courtois will be missing in Real Madrid's trip to the Etihad to face Man City in their second leg Champions League round of 16 clash, cited on clubs' Twitter handle.

Los Blancos lost their first leg tie at the Santiago Bernabeu by 2-1 and Zinedine Zidane's men will be without their two key players.

The pair picked up injuries during Madrid's 2-1 loss to Real Betis which saw Barcelona go back to top of La Liga.

Marcelo has been nursing several injury problems all season, limiting his appearances for Los Blancos to 15 in all competitions.

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The Brazilian defender was instrumental to Real's 2-0 win over Barcelona in El Clasico, stopping Lionel Messi in a one-on-one goal-bound move.

On the other hand, Courtois has arguably been Madrid's best player this season keeping several clean sheets and winning La Liga best player in the Month of January.

But the team will have to do with substitute goalkeeper Alphonse Areola who has made just five appearances in all competitions this campaign.

Madrid go into their next league fixture against Eibar before traveling to Manchester to face Pep Guardiola's side in midweek.

Zidane has never been knocked out in the Champions League since his three-year coaching spell at the Bernabeu.

And his side will need to win by two clear goals to overcome the Premier League champions to book a place into the next quarter-finals of the competition.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Ronaldinho is set to appear in a futsal tournament in Paraguay but it will be held in the prison he is being detained, reports in Brazil claim, cited on The Sun.

The Brazilian legend and brother Roberto de Assis were recently arrested for using a fake passport into the neighboring country and could spend six months in jail.

The 39-year-old was refused bail and appeals for house arrest were also rejected before he was remanded in prison in Asuncion.

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