‘Allegation dangerous for La Liga’

Susana Monje, a Barcelona Vice-President, has offered the Catalans’ first reply to allegations an official was pressured into favouring Real Madrid in the Clasico.

Monje, La Blaugrana’s financial VP, was speaking as Barca produced a report on the club’s books, but commented on the allegations made in the Press on Thursday.

“We learned from the media. Maybe we’ll discuss it on the board,” she said, AS reports.

“All I can say is that if this is confirmed, it would be very dangerous for La Liga.”

AS notes that neither Real Madrid nor the Spanish Football League [LFP] have commented on the claims, presented via a lawyer to the Guardia Civil and anticorruption authorities.

President of the Sports Council Miguel Cardenal has promised the anonymous official the support of a range of institutions after he declined to come forward out of fear of reprisals.

The lawyer involved, Jacinto Vicente, has spoken to Sport about the situation, and revealed the alleged phone call from a member of the Referees Committee, said in other reports to be Jose Angel Jimenez Munoz de Morales, was made in September.

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