Malaga avoid second UEFA ban

Malaga have been handed a boost with the confirmation that they do not risk a second year banned from European competition.

The club were originally handed a single season suspension from UEFA club competition for the next campaign they otherwise qualified for over the next four years, for financial irregularity.

Whilst the verdict for the club’s appeal over that ruling is not heard until June 4, the Anchovies were given a piece of good news from UEFA this week, regarding the risk of a second year’s suspension.

The European body confirmed to the club yesterday that they will not receive that punishment, having proven by March 31 that they did not have any overdue payables still on the books.