Barcelona, Sevilla thrown out of Copa de la Reina


Barcelona and Sevilla have been thrown out of the Copa de la Reina for fielding ineligible gamers within the final spherical, the Royal Spanish Soccer Federation [RFEF] confirmed on Tuesday.

Brazil striker Geyse began and scored for Barca of their 9-0 win over Osasuna within the spherical of 16 when she was because of be serving a suspension carried over from final season.

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Geyse, 24, was despatched off within the quarterfinals of final 12 months’s competitors whereas enjoying for former membership Madrid CFF. Barca mentioned the ban had not proven up on the RFEF’s web site or the interior system utilized by golf equipment to test sanctions.

Barca, who’ve additionally been fined €1,001, have 10 days to combat the choice and a supply mentioned they are going to take the problem to the RFEF’s Appeals Committee.

Sevilla, in the meantime, have additionally been expelled from the cup after Nagore Calderon got here off the bench in a 1-0 win over Villarreal. Midfielder Calderon was despatched off in opposition to UD Granadilla Tenerife in final season’s quarterfinal.

Osasuna and Villarreal will take their locations within the quarterfinal, alongside Granada, Actual Madrid, Athletic Bilbao, Granadilla, Atletico Madrid and Alhama.

Barca’s elimination opens up the competitors. They’ve gained the Copa de la Reina 9 instances and in every of the final three seasons. Their final defeat within the cup was within the 2019 semifinal, 2-0 in opposition to Atletico Madrid.

That domination has been mirrored in Liga F, which they’ve additionally gained 3 times in a row. They’re on a 49-game profitable streak within the league, courting again to June 1, 2021, once they misplaced to Atletico. That was their final loss in any home sport.

On Sunday, additionally they gained the Spanish Supercopa for the second successive 12 months, beating Actual Sociedad 3-0 within the closing.

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