Barcelona reaches Copa quarters but could be disqualified

MADRID --- Barcelona earned a spot in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey on Thursday, but its continued participation in the tournament remains under threat. Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele led Barcelona to a comfortable 3-0 win over Levante at Camp Nou Stadium, helping it advance 4-2 on aggregate. However, the Catalan club could be disqualified for allegedly using a suspended player in the first leg. Levante said it will make a formal complaint to the Spanish soccer federation on Friday, ahead of the draw for the quarterfinals. The four-time defending Copa champion has denied any wrongdoing for using youth player Juan "Chumi" Brandariz in last week's match in Valencia. ...Keep on reading: Barcelona reaches Copa quarters but could be disqualified

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