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Barcelona sit Marlon for Copa del Rey to avoid potential rules breach
Barcelona have confirmed to ESPN FC that Marlon Santos was left out of Wednesday's Copa del Rey game against Hercules because the club didn't want to risk making a similar error to the one which saw Real Madrid kicked out of the competition last season. Madrid's decision to play Denis Cheryshev in their game against Cadiz breached the cup's rules as the Russian had carried over a suspension from the previous campaign, when he was on loan at Villarreal.
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