Hecking brands Marcelo an actor after his side overcome Real Madrid by two goals

Wolfsburg manager Dieter Hecking has branded Real Madrid full-back Marcelo “an actor” during his side’s Champions League first leg win over Real Madrid.

The Brazilian was involved in a confrontation with Wolfsburg midfielder Max Arnold.

He thrusted his head towards Arnold’s midriff, he then went to the ground, and held his face.

Arnold was given a yellow card, while Marcelo was not penalised. This action left Hecking furious after the game.

“Marcelo is an actor,” Wolfsburg manager Dieter Hecking told German media.

“That annoyed me, because he has no need.”

However, the defender will not face punishment by UEFA because the rule stipulates that a player cannot be banned retrospectively once an official has seen an incident.

When Arnold was questioned about the Brazilian defender’s actions, he said:

“I wish I had such beautiful hair too.”

Arnold, who scored his side’s second goal after a wonderful passage of play, described Wolfsburg’s incredible feat as “breathtaking”.