Denis Cheryshev, Russia

Real Madrid kicked out of Copa

Real Madrid have been kicked out of the Copa del Rey for fielding an ineligible player.

Denis Cheryshev played and scored in the 3-1 win over Cadiz but the striker was suspended after picking up three bookings in last season’s tournament with Villarreal.

Cadiz reported the club to the Spanish FA (RFEF) as Madrid claimed they weren’t made aware that Cheryshev was ineligible.

On Friday, reports emanating from Spain say the governing body has made the decision to expel Rafael Benitez’s men from the competition.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said in a press conference on Thursday that they would appeal the decision.

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