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Getafe and Villarreal fume at suggestions their fixture was fixed

by Jeffry Uribe (2020-05-20)


LaLiga clubs Getafe and Villarreal have reacted angrily to suggestions their fixture on the last day of last season is being investigated for match fixing.

Both clubs issued statements on Friday, after Spanish media leaked information from the sports corruption case known as Okos that suggested their fixture was being looked at.

Various Spanish media reported, Friday, that messages allegedly found on the telephone of ex-footballer Carlos Aranda who is at the centre of the corruption case, point to him having requested information regarding whether or not the Getafe v Villarreal match, played on May 18, 아시안오즈 2019, had been fixed.






Ex-footballer Carlos Aranda is at the centre of the corruption case and has had messages allegedly from his phone leaked by the Spanish media







Spanish media have reported that police have found messages of Aranda asking another man named Esteban to speak with Getafe captain Jorge Molina (pictured)







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Spanish media have reported that police have allegedly found a record of messages exchanged between Aranda and a second man named Esteban in which Aranda asks Esteban to speak with the Getafe player Jorge Molina to find out: 'if they have done it'.

In the police record of the conversation, reproduced by Marca, the person known as Esteban, after telling Aranda he would speak to Molina, reports back: '2 million Euros (£1.8m) have been given to Villarreal to seven players'.

The Getafe statement said: 'Getafe wants to offer its unconditional support to Jorge Molina and regret the serious violation of his fundamental right to the presumption of innocence and we want to spread a message of rejection and categorically deny any implication related to this matter and this type of conduct.'






Spanish police have asked for court permission to the see the phone records of Miguel Angel Tena, who is a youth team coach at Villlarreal


Villarreal issued a statement saying: 'We clearly and emphatically deny a presumed implication of match-fixing in the match played against Getafe CF (2-2) at Coliseum Alfonso Perez on matchday 38 of last season.'

Marca say the leaked phone conversations point to Aranda offering Esteban money - some of which would be for Molina - to find out if the Villarreal players had been paid off.

According to Marca, the conversation suggests Aranada questions the size of the payment and is told by Esteban that Villarreal players would only get the money if Getafe won.

Getafe needed a victory and for Valencia to not win against Valladolid, to qualify for the Champions League.






Villarreal released a statement on Friday after hearing about allegations made against them 


Villarreal ended up drawing the game with Getafe 2-2 and the result was irrelevant because Valencia beat Valladolid 2-0.

Investigations had previously focussed on the suggestion of match-fixing in the Valladolid home game with Valencia. But the latest leaks from the investigation suggest it has also turned attention on to the Getafe v Villarreal match.

The implication of the findings so far is that information on whether or not Villarreal had been paid to lose was being sought so a bet could be placed on Getafe reaching the Champions League.

Marca reported that Spanish police have asked for court permission to the see the phone records of Jorge Molina, Francisco Esteban Granados and Miguel Angel Tena, a youth team coach at Villlarreal.






Valencia's Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista (C) and his team-mates celebrate after winning 2-0 against Valladolid on the final day of last season







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