England League Cup

Barcelona faces complaint for using suspended player in Copa

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Barcelona is in danger of being thrown out of the Copa del Rey for allegedly using a suspended player against Levante in the tournament's round of 16.

Levante president Quico Catalan tells Spanish media the club will make a formal complaint against Barcelona, accusing it of illegally using youth player Juan "Chumi" Brandariz in the first leg last week. Levante, which won the match 2-1 at home, says Chumi should have been serving a suspension.

The second leg will be played Thursday at Camp Nou Stadium.