Tebas: La Liga games under suspicion

Spanish League President Javier Tebas has confirmed three Primera games and six from La Segunda are under investigation for match-fixing.

“Apart from Racing-Hercules, which is already the subject of disciplinary proceedings, three Liga BBVA games and another six from the Liga Adelante are being investigated by the anti-corruption unit.

“These are for supposed irregularities surrounding the outcome of matches. The suspicions are for various reasons, from unusual betting patterns to events before and after matches were played,” Tebas confirmed at a Press conference alongside the Secretary of State for Sport Miguel Cardenal and Girona President Joaquim Boadas.

Boadas claims his team allegedly received offers to fix games on two separate occasions last term. The first time was a fixture against Xerez, which the Andalusians won 4-2, and the second, according to Boadas, came from Racing Santander, who were eventually relegated to Segunda B.

“Dani Mallo, the captain of my club, came to visit me and told me that a Xerez player had offered to let us win in exchange for €120,000. We are a humble club and don't have that kind of money.

“In the end they won the game and their players celebrated wildly. I protested, but I didn't say anything.

“Then, on July 2, we received a visit from some Racing representatives who asked us to sign a document labelled April 10, 2013, saying we had fielded an ineligible team. We refused to sign it because it was false and because it’s the opposite of what we did.

“They, meanwhile, offered us a player we were interested in signing and other incentives. We dragged our feet and closed the case,” maintained Boadas.

Tags Hercules LFP Match-fixing Tebas Xerez