Real Madrid launches second appeal for Copa del Rey expulsion

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Real Madrid has initialized a second appeal, this time to the Administrative Court of Sport, following their expulsion from the Copa del Rey for fielding an ineligible player.

The club played Denis Cheryshev last week against Cadiz, who had received three yellow cards in the competition last year for Villareal, resulting in a one-match suspension. Cheryshev scored the opener in a 3-1 win for Madrid, but was substituted off at halftime when the club realized the mistake.

Madrid was booted from the competition after Cadiz lodged an official complaint, and their initial appeal to the RFEF’s appeals committee was denied.

“Real Madrid CF has received and analyzed the resolution of the Appeals Committee, which once again verifies that the player Denis Cheryshev was not notified of his ban, the only way the aforementioned ban can take effect,” the club said in a statement.