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Marcelo given Real Madrid contract extension until 2022

Marcelo given Real Madrid contract extension until 2022

Isco has been rewarded for his impressive form last season, which saw him step into the Madrid team following Gareth Bale's injury and help them to the Champions League and La Liga title, while he also scored as the club beat Manchester United to win the UEFA Super Cup last month.

Real Madrid vice-captain Marcelo extended his 11-year stay with the Spanish giants by signing a new contract until 2022, the club announced today.

By law contracts in Spain must feature a buy-out clause and Madrid have pro-actively insisted on inserting unattainably high clauses into new deals for players, starting with the clause in Isco's contract, Marca and AS reported on Thursday.

The former Malaga man has made 22 worldwide appearances, scoring twice in the World Cup qualifying win over Italy earlier this month.

The Brazilian full-back, 29, has put pen to paper on a new five-year deal at the Bernabeu, having first joined the club back in 2007. He will miss the team's next two league games against Real Sociedad and Real Betis after his appeal against the ban was rejected by the Spanish Football Federation's competition committee.

The Brazil global can boast three Champions League titles to his name, along with four La Liga crowns.

Marcelo was sent off in Real's 1-1 draw with Levante on home soil on Saturday after he kicked midfielder Jefferson Lerma in the back in an off-the-ball incident.