European Championships

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.