Real Madrid Thrown Out Of Spanish Cup For Fielding Ineligible Player

Real Madrid have been expelled from the Copa del Rey for fielding an ineligible player against Cadiz on Wednesday.

Denis Cheryshev opened the scoring as Real beat the third-tier side 3-1 in the first leg of their last-32 tie.

The Russian winger should have been serving a ban – imposed while he was on loan at Villarreal – but he and Real say they were not told before the game.

The club said they would take “the appropriate action” to ensure a “favourable” outcome.

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