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Levante president Catalan lodges appeal against Barcelona Copa win

Levante have announced that they will appeal to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF)'s Appeals Committee over claims Barcelona fielded an illegal line-up for the first-leg of their Copa del Rey defeat.

This comes after Friday's lone judge for the competition ruled that their complaint had been dismissed, with the Blaugrana being drawn to face Sevilla in the quarter final stage of the tournament.

"Levante wish to inform that after the judgement made by the competition's lone judge, which stated that there wasn't an issue with FC Barcelona fielding an ineligible player, Levante will this afternoon appeal to the Appeals Committee of the RFEF so that the committee can resolve the issue as soon as possible," the club's statement read.

Chumi was ineligible for the first leg between the two teams due a suspension from Barcelona's B team, and club president, Quico Catalan, agrees that the rules have been broken by the Catalan giants.

"There is solid evidence and we approve case law, we shall exhaust all legal avenues in this case."

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