Barcelona Thrown Out of Spanish Cup After Fielding Ineligible Player

Barcelona Thrown Out of Spanish Cup After Fielding Ineligible Player

  • Barcelona's hopes of winning the domestic double this season have hit a snag
  • It has emerged that the Camp Nou outfit fielded an ineligible player against Osasuna in the Spanish Cup
  • Barcelona annihilated Osasuna 9-0 in that game two weeks ago

Spanish giants FC Barcelona have been kicked out of Spain's top domestic women's cup competition for fielding an ineligible player.

The Catalan club recorded a 9-0 triumph in the round of 16 of the Copa de la Reina two weeks ago, but their opponents Osasuna claimed the domestic champions fielded an unqualified player.

Geyse Ferreira, Barcelona, Osasuna, Copa de la Reina
Geyse Ferreira has proved a superb signing at Barcelona, but her involvement in the win over Osasuna could see them thrown out of the Copa de la Reina. Photo by Pedro Salado
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Geyse Ferreira, who scored one of Barcelona's nine goals, should have supposedly faced a one-match ban after she was sent off in the competition last season while at Madrid CFF, the Athletic reports.

This means that the Brazil international was not eligible to play in the Osasuna encounter.

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According to Mirror Sports, this unfortunate news comes just days after Barca defeated Real Sociedad to win the Spanish Super Cup.

Barcelona fined

Barcelona Femení have also been handed a fine of 1000 euros, along with the disqualification. They have a 10-day period to file an appeal against Spanish Football Federation's decision.

ESPN claims that Barca believe they will win the appeal because Geyse's ban had not shown up on the RFEF's website or the internal system used by clubs to check sanctions.

What's next for Barca

Goal reports that Barcelona will return to action on Wednesday when they lock horns against Levante Las Planas in the Primera Division.

Nigerians hail Asisat Oshoala

Meanwhile, Nigerians have expressed happiness after spotting the Twitter account of Barcelona Femeni calling super female striker Asisat Oshoala 'agba baller', following her impressive game.

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Agba baller is a Yoruba phrase used to describe an experienced and good footballer on the pitch.

On Wednesday night, 19 October, Oshoala made Nigerians and her fans happy by netting two good goals for the Barcelona women's team in their perfect 9-0 win over Benfica, in a UEFA Women's Champions League crunch tie.

Oshoala earns player of the match award

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Nigerian footballer Asisat Oshoala was the heroine of Barcelona’s emphatic victory over Benfica, in a UEFA Women’s Champions League clash on Wednesday, October 19.

Oshoala bagged a brace and also made two assists in the encounter, as the Spanish side walloped their Portuguese counterparts 9-0.

Patricia Guijarro opened the scoring for Barcelona Femeni in the opening seconds before Aitana Bonmati made it two in the 14th minute.

Source: Sports Brief News