Cadiz President Manuel Vizcaino confirmed the club will appeal Denis Cheryshev’s involvement in the Copa del Rey tie with Real Madrid.
It was reported during the match at El Carranza that Cheryshev was ineligible for the fixture due to a one-game ban left over from last season, with Madrid at risk of being kicked out of the Cup as a result, the RFEF expected to make an announcement on Friday.
“The situation required a quick decision. At a board meeting we decided to appeal Madrid’s improper team,” Vizcaino said, AS reports.
“Above all there is respect for football and for the entity. We do this with pained heart because Madrid are a friend.
“I got the information and what it meant. We weighed the decision, the pros and cons. A rapid decision was needed. No one from Madrid called me. The decision is ours alone. Now I’ll call them to tell them our decision.
“We’re clear that a violation occurred. We know that we will appeal and then [the RFEF] will decide. We studied the rules during the game. It’s clear as far as we’re concerned.
“It’s a difficult decision to make for what the consequences are. Madrid is the biggest club in the history of football and it’s not an easy decision.”