Spain's administrative court for sport on Friday upheld Real Madrid's disqualification from the Copa del Rey for fielding an ineligible player while it decides on the club's appeal of their suspension.
Real Madrid will today find out if the Appeals Committee decide to overturn the sanction given to them by fielding an illegible player during their third round Copa del Rey match against Cadiz.
The Segunda B side have asked the Spanish Football Federation to investigate why the Russian played in the Copa del Rey when he was banned
The Spanish midfielder hopes his side not be disqualified from the competition despite fielding an ineligible player in Wednesday's win over Cadiz
Cadiz will report Real Madrid to the Royal Spanish Football Federation for the selection of Denis Cheryshev in Wednesday's Copa del Rey tie.
The Portuguese has been an ever-present for Real Madrid since a suspension earlier this year, but Rafael Benitez has not called him up for the Copa del Rey game against Cadiz
The defender says Los Blancos are aiming to continue their recovery from the defeat to Barcelona when they take on Cadiz in the Copa del Rey
The two Liga giants will start their campaign in Spain's cup competition against Segunda B sides, while Atletico take on Reus and 2014-15 finalists Athletic meet Linense