Barcelona and Sevilla KICKED OUT of Copa de la Reina after breaking rules with Osasuna going through despite 9-0 defeat

PAIN IN SPAIN BARCELONA and Sevilla’s women teams have been kicked out of the Copa de la Reina for fielding ineligible players.

The Royal Spanish Football Federation [RFEF] confirmed their ruling today, meaning Osasuna head into the last 16 despite their crushing 9-0 defeat at the hands of Barcelona.

Barcelona Femeni’s dominant reign over Spanish football has been dealt a blow
Barcelona Femeni, nine-time winners of the cup, fielded Brazilian striker Geyse against Osasuna.

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However she was sent off in the quarter-finals of last year’s competition while playing for Madrid CFF and was meant to be serving a suspension.

Barca said the ban had not shown up on the RFEF’s website or internal system that is used by clubs.

The Catalan club have now been fined £1,000 but have ten days to appeal the disqualification.

Sevilla have also been thrown out of the cup for also using a player who should not have been on the pitch.

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Nagore Calderon was sent off against UD Granadilla Tenerife in last season’s quarter-final.

But Sevilla brought her off the bench in a 1-0 win over Villarreal, landing them in hot water.

Villarreal will now take their place in the quarter-final.

Barcelona have won the competition for the last three years and in five of the last six seasons.

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They have proven to be the dominant team in Spanish women’s football over the last few years.

Barcelona Femeni have won the league three times in a row and have won all 14 games they have played this season.

They have also won the Spanish Supercopa for the second successive year after being Real Sociedad 3-0 in the final.