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By Chineze Ogugua

The Spanish Football Association (RFEF) appeals committee sitting yesterday, has reduced Marcelo’s two-match ban for kicking Levante’s Jefferson Lerma to one match after Real Madrid filed an appeal on Wednesday.

The news came hours after a news conference with Marcelo and Madrid announcing that he had added another two years to his contract, previously due to expire in 2020.

The Brazilian will only miss the match on Sunday against Real Sociedad, and will be available to return again next Wednesday for a La Liga match against Betis.

Marcelo has won 17 trophies since joining from Fluminense in January 2007, including four La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues, scoring 28 goals in 408 appearances for the Galacticos.

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