Real Madrid’s appeal against Copa del Rey expulsion is rejected

• Club could still be granted a reprieve ahead of second leg by TAD
• Real were expelled after fielding Denis Cheryshev against Cádiz

Real Madrid’s bid to get their expulsion from the Copa del Rey temporarily suspended pending a final decision on their appeal has been rejected by the Spanish government’s disciplinary committee for sports (TAD).

Real included the ineligible Denis Cheryshev in their starting lineup for last week’s last 32, first leg game at third-tier Cádiz when he should have been serving a one-match suspension. The Russia forward opened the scoring in a 3-1 victory.

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