Friday, 23 October 2015

Real Madrid v Barcelona: Official 'told to rule against Barca'


An assistant referee was allegedly told to fix a forthcoming Barcelona match, according to a complaint lodged to anti-corruption authorities in Spain. The official's lawyer, Jacinto Vicente Hernandez, told BBC Sport his client claimed he was approached by a colleague to favour Barca's opposition.

 
Spanish media claims,  which could lead to a La Liga match-fixing scandal, suggest November's El Clasico against Real Madrid was the targeted match. Neither official has been identified.

Barcelona vice-president Susana Monje said: "I hope it does not prove to be true." Real have refused to comment. Spanish police have also been informed of the allegation.

source: BBC