REAL MADRID | COPA DEL REY
Madrid face disqualification from the Copa del Rey
By fielding Denis Cheryshev who had accumulated yellow cards while playing for Villareal, Real Madrid run the risk of being eliminated from the competition.
Due to an accumulation of yellow cards while playing for Villareal, Russian player Denis Cheryshev should have completed a sanction and sat out tonight’s opening Copa del Rey encounter. This oversight may cost Real Madrid their spot in la Copa.
Cádiz will have to make an official complaint concerning the infringement by 2pm tomorrow to the Spanish football federation.
In 2015 Osasuna were elminated in a similar case when they played Mirandés in last's season's Copa del Rey.
Below is the RFEF communique from March 6 confirming that Denis Cheryshev (Villarreal) has a 1 match sanction: