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Spanish football league match to be investigated for match-fixing

Apr 7, 2017 9:00 AM

A second level Spanish football league match between Barcelona B's and Eldense on Saturday will be investigated by the Spanish League after match-fixing allegations. Barcelona B's defeated Eldense 12-0.

On Monday, that announcement was made by La Liga president Javier Tebas

Tebas said Eldense’s board of directors, following the defeat that relegated the Alicante-based club to the league’s fourth tier, had requested the inquiry. After the game, in which Barcelona B led 8-0 at halftime, Eldense striker Cheikh Saad also made match-fixing allegations on RAC1 radio. 

"We are going to look into it because the Eldense board have asked us to and the result at half time (8-0) was out of the ordinary," Tebas told reporters at an event.

He continued, "We're going to investigate because there are certain collateral issues with an Italian investment group that bear the hallmarks of the possible involvement of an international betting ring which may be related to match-fixing."

There is no indication so far that Barcelona B players had any involvement with the alleged fix.