The gates of the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium opened two hours earlier than expected so that thousands of Olympiacos fans could give a big welcome to their new star. MArcelo, the most successful player in the history of Real Madrid, received this Monday the warmth and support of his new fans in a presentation worthy of the legend that he is: before almost 10,000 Greeks who chanted his name. ‘Marcellus, Marcellus!’. It was not surprising. And it is that in its 97 years of history, the followers of the Greek Super League champion have hardly had the opportunity to cheer on a player with such a record, career or media attention. Not even Rivaldo generated so much expectation at his presentation in 2004, which was attended by 3,000 people.
“Olympiacos, we are ready”, was the first message that Marcelo dedicated to his new fans. He did it from the plane that took him to Athens yesterday, a couple of hours before being presented. In a matter of minutes, the “We are ready” was sung in the stands of Piraeus by the thousands of fans who were already stirring up the stadium.
When at 8:00 p.m. Marcelo jumped onto the pitch to greet the fans with his new shirt and the 12 on his back (of course), it was practically impossible to see the Brazilian from the stands. The multitude of red flares prevented the television cameras from having a good image of the side with his new kit. The party was total and Marcelo joined it without thinking about it. Chen the smoke dissipated, the former white captain, along with his children, stood in the center of the field to lead the chants of the stands and dance to the rhythm of the songs that the public sang. It was a mass bath for a man who wears a smile and good vibes as a flag. This is how he will always be remembered in Madrid and that is the first image that he has given with his new club, where they already treat him like a god of Olympus.
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Marcelo, new god of Olympus