Tebas demands ‘truth’ on match-fixing

La Liga president Javier Tebas wants justice and the ‘true truth’ to be found out regarding match-fixing allegations dating back to 2011.

Real Zaragoza’s 2-1 win at Levante on 17 April 2011 helped save them from relegation with the match the subject of intense scrutiny from Spain’s anti-corruption authorities.

42 individuals are involved in the investigation including Atletico Madrid captain Gabi, midfielder Ander Herrera who is now at Manchester United, River Plate's Leonardo Ponzio and Leicester City's Vicente Iborra.

“I don’t to see any player or official found to be guilty, but that cannot be at the expense of the truth,” Tebas is quoted as saying by Marca.

“Now we can see progress being made by the legal truth towards the true truth.”

The case has recently been reopened after two years due to apparent new evidence emerging, with Marca reporting a two-year prison sentence and six-year ban from football are likely punishments if found guilty.

A sum just shy of €1m is reported to have been paid for the result with suspicious banking activity detected involving those involved with both clubs, while Levante’s accounts for the period are said to be ‘suspiciously low’.

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