La Liga to investigate Barcelona's 12-0 win

by Leon Thompson April 5, 2017, 1:50
La Liga to investigate Barcelona's 12-0 win

Eldense's Mauritanian striker, Cheikh Saad, first insinuated that the game had been fixed on Sunday in a post on Twitter, writing: "12-0 is not real and everything will soon come to light".

The eastern Spanish side were crushed by Barcelona B at the Mini Estadi on April 1. In fact, Eldense has asked the league to probe the possibility that the match was fixed.

"Half an hour before the start of the match against Barca B, I was in the starting line-up".

Claims have since emerged that Eldense players had reportedly agreed to fix the match - which they trailed 8-0 at half-time - while the board announced all sporting activity would be suspended and ties with a group of Italian investors cut.

La Liga president Javier Tebas said: "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 global betting ring with a view to match-fixing". He said he was told players would be paid 30,000 euros ($31,965.00) each for fixing the game. They didn't ask me.

"I know who the players [involved in the alleged match-fixing] are, but I can not say", he told RAC1. They went on to score four more in the second half.

Now that's a loss, folks.

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"I know who [was involved] but I can not say at the moment... four players are involved", the Mauritanian striker told RAC-1.

"It's a very delicate situation but it's exclusively related to Eldense".

Match-fixing has been reported in Spain for a number of years at the top levels from time to time, but nothing has been done about it.

"There were four that were involved and I have given the names to the police".

David Aguilar, president of Eldense's managing board told Cadena Cope he was "tremendously ashamed" of the events in Barcelona and, contrary to the club statement, pledged to fulfil the club's playing obligation using youth players. It was such a spanking that one Eldense player was crying at the final whistle.

"I don't care. When they let me say the names I will say them but I'm not going to go from ground to ground with people laughing at me when I always do my best on the pitch."
Eldense have won just three games and lost 24 and are bottom of group III in the Segunda Division B, 16 points behind their nearest rivals.

Samuel Marsden covers Barcelona for ESPN FC.


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