Real Madrid Expelled
From Copa Del Rey

Real Madrid’s Player Denis Cherysev

Los Blancos have been thrown
out of Spain’s domestic cup
competition for fielding a
suspended player in the 3-1
win over Cadiz earlier this
week Real Madrid have been
expelled from the Copa del Rey
after they fielded the ineligible
Denis Cheryshev in
Wednesday’s 3-1 win over

The Russian winger picked up
three yellow cards in the
competition last season while
on loan at Villarreal – the third
in the semi-final defeat to
Barcelona – and was supposed
to be suspended for the first
game of this season’s Copa.

However, Madrid did not realise
and Rafael Benitez, taking
advantage of his squad, played
him from the start against the
third division side.

Cheryshev opened the scoring,
but was taken off 45 second
into the second half as word
spread that he was not eligible
to play.

Cadiz confirmed on Wednesday
they had made a complaint to
the Spanish Football Federation
(RFEF) regarding Cheryshev’s

And Francisco Rubio Sanchez,
the competition committee
judge at the RFEF, has ruled in
favour of the Segunda B side,
expelling Los Blancos from the

Madrid are now likely to appeal
the decision and fight for their
right to remain in the Copa del
Rey, as Perez suggested they
would do during a press
conference on Thursday

The penalty Cheryshev was
given while playing for
Villarreal is ineffective in our
view, no one had mentioned
the sanction to the player
” the
Madrid president said.

As Article 41 of the RFEF’s
disciplinary code states, the
punishment is not effective
unless it notifies those to be

Real Madrid did not know of
its existence, no one reported it
– neither the player nor
Villarreal nor the RFEF

The club’s first move will be to
take it to the Appeals
Committee, with the option to
then take it to the Court of
Arbitration for Sport if they are
knocked back.

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