Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists Marcelo wasn't dropped for their 4-1 win against Granada.
It was claimed before kickoff that Marcelo had been axed after a row with Zidane.
"He had a [injury] problem and we didn't want to risk him," Zidane said on Marcelo. "It's nothing more than that."
Marvin Park also started at full-back for Real Madrid and, like Miguel Gutierrez, provided an assist in the first half.
"[Miguel], Marvin and the whole team did very well," Zidane said.
"We deserved to win.
"Miguel played because neither Ferland nor Marcelo were there and he did phenomenally well.
"I'm happy for him. He's a Real Madrid player."