- Former Real Madrid defender Marcelo Vieira made his official debut for his new club Olympiacos in the UEFA EUROPA League
- Marcelo Vieira was subbed on in the 60th minute but his side conceded three times after coming on
- The left-back completed a one-year switch to join the 47-time Greece champions in the summer transfer window
Real Madrid icon Marcelo Viera suffered a nightmare debut in Olympiacos' 3-0 defeat to Qarabag in the UEFA Europe League.
The 34-year-old signed for the Greek giants on a free transfer from Real Madrid last summer after 16 years at the Santiago Bernabeu.
But the legendary left-back got off to an embarrassing start possible with the Piraeus-based club on Thursday evening.
Marcelo was introduced to the game against the Azerbaijani giants on the hour mark, only to see his side concede three goals before the match came to an end.
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The defeat means Olympiacos have dropped further points and are now languishing bottom of Group G with no points.
However, Marcelo and his teammates will be hoping to bounce back when they host PAOK PAOK Thessaloniki in a Greece Super League clash.
After the game against Qarabag, Marcelo posted on Instagram:
After almost 5 months without playing it’s not easy to come back… but I will. But no excuses!!! It has been not my expected debut but I’m sure it will get better from now.
Marcelo Receives Hero's Welcome to New Club Olympiacos
Marcelo joined Olympiacos in September, and he was given a thunderous welcome from the loyal fans of the club.
The former Fluminense defender signed a one-year deal with the option for a further 12 months.
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Marcelo made his way onto the field, the charged fans at the stadium chanted his name and lit flares to welcome their new star.
Marcelo Welcomes Former Teammate James Rodriguez to Olympiacos
Earlier, Sports Brief had reported that Marcelo Vieira has welcomed former Real Madrid teammate James Rodriguez to Olympiacos.
James has reportedly signed a season-long loan contract with the Greece giants from Qatar's Al Rayyan.
The loan deal will see the Colombia international stay with Olympiacos through to the end of the 2022-23 season.
Source: Sports Brief News