Wednesday 26 July 2017

Real get Copa boot

Denis Cheryshev during the Copa del Rey match between Cadiz Real Madrid
Denis Cheryshev during the Copa del Rey match between Cadiz Real Madrid
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

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

Denis Cheryshev scored the opening goal in Real's 3-1 win over Cadiz on Wednesday night, but the Russia international should have been suspended after he received three yellow cards while playing for Villarreal in the competition last season.

Cheryshev was withdrawn from the action moments after half-time, when Real had realised their error, with head coach Rafael Benitez saying they wanted to "show good faith".

Real are expected to appeal against the decision.

Irish Independent

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