Real Madrid take Copa del Rey ban to Court of Arbitration

Real Madrid have taken their appeal against expulsion from this season’s Copa del Rey to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas), the BBC reports.

Real Madrid claimed the winger was not personally told that he was suspended.

Osasuna were thrown out of last season’s draw for a similar offence.

Real’s initial appeal to the Spanish football association was rejected and after they had been thrown out of the competition, Real Madrid said they were sure “the final resolution will be favourable to the club”.

They had still been advertising tickets to the return leg in the run-up to their appeal hearing.

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