Valencia reject links to match-fixing allegations

Valencia have moved to distance themselves from match-fixing allegations that have emerged in the Spanish press on Tuesday.

The Espejo Público programme on TV station Antena3, claimed that authorities are monitoring the match which saw Los Che win by two goals and qualify for the Champions League.

Valladolid were already safe from relegation, having won at Rayo Vallecano the previous week, while Valencia needed to win to ensure a top four finish ahead of Getafe.

The report claims that there is no suspicion that officials of either club were involved in any ‘fixing’ process, but that it would solely have been between the players, but a Valencia statement has rejected any involvement.

“Following the news that appeared this Tuesday in relation to the presumed implication of players and leaders of other clubs in illegal bets related to alleged matches of parties, Valencia CF, as an entity absolutely unrelated to this matter, wishes to publicly warn that it will undertake the appropriate legal measures, with the consequences that derive from it, against anyone who spreads any rumour or unfounded news that tries to relate our club to the aforementioned topic.”