The two Brazilians who come to Greece for Olympiakos and Panathinaikos respectively are not strangers to each other. They have a common past in Brazilian national team but also a bitter memory…
A super transfer was completed by Olympic making a sensation in the area of not only Greek but world football, making it his own Marcelo.
The Brazilian left-back comes having won 25 titles in his career, including the Spanish league, Cup and Champions League with Real Madrid, and his acquisition by the “red and whites” became the first topic on sports networks around the world.
Correspondingly, his transfer was also a big deal this summer Bernard to Panathinaikos. Also Brazilian, also international and talented with Premier League tenure and parchments.
Like Marcelo, Bernard has played with the Brazilian national team. In total, the ace of the “greens” has 14 matches with 1 goal and 1 assist with the “seleção”.
The “red and white” superstar, for his part, has 58 appearances, 6 goals and 12 assists with the Brazilian National Team. Marcelo and Bernard in fact, they have fought together with the colors of their country in nine matches.
In most of them they have coexisted for some minutes on the pitch, while in only two of them were both in the starting eleven.
One, however, is the game they wish they could forget both Marcelo of Olympiakos and Bernard of Panathinaikos. It is, in fact, the only match in which the two players were key in Brazil and neither of them was replaced. Also, it is the last match in which they coexisted in the national team of their country.
This fight is none other than him World Cup semi-final 2014, in Brazil. There where Germany beat the Seleção 7-1 in a match that went down in history on July 8, 2014.
This was also the last time that Marcelo and Bernard were teammates in their country’s national team, and now we await the first derby “for ages” in which they will meet rivals…