La Liga 8-0 Levante win causes probe into match fixing

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Spanish police have gotten involved since football club Levante UD’s surprising win against CD Huracan Melila in December 2021.

Anonymous information was afforded to La Liga, which oversees the Copa del Rey tournament, which raised suspicions about match-fixing in the historic game. Since then, the Spanish National Police Centre for Sports Integrity and Gambling has launched an investigation into match-fixing at the domestic football club competition.

La Liga said: “This anonymous information received through the reporting channel demonstrates the trust that exists in the work of La Liga’s Integrity and Security area, in collaboration with the police and the corresponding bodies, when it comes to detecting and reporting possible cases of match-fixing.”

Huracan Melilla said they would “collaborate in everything necessary to fight against fraud”.

A statement from the club read: “The club puts itself at the disposal of the law and the state’s security forces, La Liga and the RFEF (Spanish FA) to make clear and collaborate in everything they require.

“We have always advocated for fair play and transparency and we will collaborate in everything necessary to fight against fraud. We want to make very clear that the moment in which an active member of the club is implicated — be it a director, player, coach, or any other employee — disciplinary measures and the relevant judicial action will automatically be taken.”

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