Spanish police on Wednesday questioned a player who recommended in a leaked audio recording that his group could not play to win a rescheduled second-division match. Deportivo La Coruña captain Álex Bergantiños stated he was requested by authorities to clarify his feedback within the audio launched by Spanish media on Tuesday. His speak with police got here two days earlier than Deportivo — already relegated — hosts Fuenlabrada in a final-round match rescheduled after Fuenlabrada gamers examined optimistic for the coronavirus.
Bergantiños stated within the recording, apparently despatched to his teammates, that membership legal professionals suggested the group to point out up with not less than eight skilled gamers to keep away from dropping factors, however that he didn’t know “what kind of game it would be,” or whether or not they would speak to Fuenlabrada gamers and perhaps after “1-0 we just sit back, I don’t know.”
Bergantiños stated the audio ought to have stayed non-public and denied any try had been made — or was going to be made — to prearrange the results of the match.
Fuenlabrada, which wants not less than a draw in opposition to Deportivo to achieve the promotion playoffs, had forwarded the audio recording to native authorities, saying it was a sufferer.
Elche is at present holding the ultimate playoff spot.
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