The Atletico Madrid skipper admitted to his part in match fixing during his time with Real Zaragoza in Spain. Diego Simeone just returned from his eight-match ban last night in the Champions League but his captain, Gabi, could be about to begin his. According to Mundo Deportivo, Gabi has admitted receiving money during his loan spell at Real Zaragoza but denied fixing matches with that money. Spanish anti-corruption prosecutors are investigating allegations that Zaragoza had fixed the final game of 2011 season against Levante. The match finished 2-1 with Gabi scoring both the goals and the victory ensured survival for Zaragoza at the expense of Deportivo la Coruna. Last season the club president of Deportivo La Coruna claimed that match-fixing is a common practice in Spain. “Almost all the games at the end of the season were fixed two seasons ago when Deportivo was relegated. I am sure that when we went down it was because there were agreements between […]
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After a rigorous match at the Mestalla, Barcelona hosts Zaragoza at the Camp Nou. Zaragoza too would be brimming with confidence after a difficult, yet inspiring win against Athletic Bilbao at San Mames. THT presents the match preview and other details.