Barcelona could be disqualified from Copa del Rey


According to Spanish daily El Mundo, Barcelona played with an ineligible player against Levante in their first leg Copa del Rey coordinate against Levante a week ago (Barcelona lost 2-1). The arrival apparatus is tonight, Thursday.

Chumi ineligible to play for Barcelona against Levante

Defender Juan Brandáriz, also called Chumi, was in Valverde’s beginning XI for Barça, however he was at that point suspended from playing due to his disciplinary record with Barcelona B.


According to the disciplinary code in Spain, players cannot play for their first team in the event that they are suspended with a lower group until the point that the discipline has wrapped up.

The situation is somewhat similar to the embarrassing situation faced by Real Madrid three seasons ago when they played Denis Cheryshev in the Copa del Rey,

who was ineligible to play because of his disciplinary record at his previous club Villarreal, with suspensions persisting when a player moves clubs.

All things considered, Real Madrid were disqualified from the competition.

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