Problems continue to escalate at Real Madrid as they could get eliminated from the Copa del Rey for using an improper lineup. Denis Cheryshev, the man who scored the first goal of the match, still had a pending suspension from his stint in Villarreal last season in the cup.
Despite the news still being investigated at the time of writing, this could mean one of two things: either Real gets eliminated or they give Cádiz an automatic 3-0 win for this first leg game. It’s up to the Andalusian club to make the claim and it all seems to point that they will.
COPE, a Spanish news outlet, was the first one to break the news. They spread very quickly, as the crowd of the Ramón de Carranza Stadium performed some chants telling Cheryshev he couldn’t play.
Regardless of the outcome of this issue, this will be a historic embarrassment for Real Madrid. This is also coming at a time when Benzema, Cristiano, Benítez, president Florentino Pérez and the medical staff are all under fire.