UEFA Champions League
Previous
Aktobe Lento
Dinamo Tbilisi
3
0
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 4 - 0
Game Details
FK Ventspils
Malmo FF
0
1
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 1
Game Details
HJK Helsinki
Rabotnicki Kometal
2
1
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 2 - 1
Game Details
Steaua Bucuresti
Stromsgodset
2
0
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 3 - 0
Game Details
NK Maribor
Zrinjski Mostar
2
0
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 2 - 0
Game Details
St Patricks
Legia Warsaw
0
5
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 1 - 6
Game Details
FC Aarau
FC Sion Sitten
1
0
FT
Game Details
FC Zürich
FC Thun
2
1
FT
Game Details
San Jose
Chicago
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
San Antonio Scorpions
Carolina RailHawks
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
San Lorenzo
Bolívar
1
0
LIVE 14'
Leg 1
Game Details
Arsenal de Sarandí
Instituto de Córdoba
9:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Godoy Cruz de Mendoza
Defensa y Justicia
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Ceará
Chapecoense AF
10:30 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 2 - 1
Game Details
Avaí
Palmeiras
0
0
LIVE 32'
Leg 1
Game Details
ABC
Novo Hamburgo
10:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Santa Cruz FC
Botafogo da Paraiba
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
AA Ponte Preta
CR Vasco da Gama
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Corinthians
Bahia
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Alianza Lima
Sport Huancayo
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
U. Católica
Mushuc Runa
Postp
Game Details
Emelec
Deportivo Quito
Postp
Game Details
Independiente del Valle
Club Deportivo Cuenca
Postp
Game Details
Olmedo
El Nacional
Postp
Game Details
Liga de Loja
LDU Quito
Postp
Game Details
Manta F.C.
Barcelona
Postp
Game Details
Albirex Niigata
FC Tokyo
0
1
FT
Game Details
Gamba Osaka
Shimizu S-Pulse
4
0
FT
Game Details
Kashima Antlers
Omiya Ardija
2
2
FT
Game Details
Sagan Tosu
Kawasaki Frontale
0
1
FT
Game Details
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Kashiwa Reysol
5
2
FT
Game Details
Tokushima Vortis
Urawa Red Diamonds
0
2
FT
Game Details
Vantforet Kofu
Cerezo Osaka
0
0
FT
Game Details
Vegalta Sendai
Nagoya Grampus Eight
3
3
FT
Game Details
Yokohama F. Marinos
Vissel Kobe
1
1
FT
Game Details
Washington Spirit
Portland Thorns FC
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Next
Dec 21, 2012

Malaga vow to fight 'unjustified' ban

Malaga say they will take all means necessary to fight back against the decision by UEFA to ban the club from European competition for one year and impose a €300,000 fine due to financial irregularities at the club.

UEFA announced on Friday afternoon that the La Liga club had been found guilty of not fulfilling its responsibilities by its Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) and would be banned from taking part in European competition on the next occasion they qualify.

The Qatari-owned club were among 23 clubs involved in UEFA's 2012-13 competitions who had prize money withheld in September, pending financial investigations by UEFA.

Club officials had in the meantime claimed that they were paying many of the debts owed - including to the Spanish taxman - but the CFCB on Friday announced that Malaga were one of nine clubs who were to be punished "due to the presence of significant overdue payable balances".

Malaga quickly reacted by releasing their own statement claiming that the decision was "disproportionate and unjustified" and the club would work "energetically and without rest to achieve justice".

"Malaga Club de Futbol wishes to communicate its total disagreement with today's UEFA decision," said the club statement. "The measures taken against the club are absolutely disproportionate and unjustified given the club's situation. We consider that the club is being punished unfairly and used as a 'Turk's head' example to others."

"Given the total and absolute indignation and consternation on the part of the club, Malaga CF wishes to state that it will work energetically and without rest to achieve justice, using all available necessary means. Malaga CF wishes to add that it does not understand, and considers totally incomprehensible and abusive, that after having received this judgement it must now wait an unknown period of time to know the evidence upon which it was taken."

Malaga's statement claimed that recent media stories regarding its continuing inability to pay money owed to other clubs and its own players were not true, and stated that its Qatari backers remained committed to their "project," having recently invested €7 million in the club.

"For the calm of all its followers, Malaga CF wishes to state that it will continue to fulfill the different phases set out for its process of internal restructuring which began last summer," continued the statement.

"In recent days an agreement between the (Spanish authorities) and the Martiricos club, under which the prize money retained by UEFA was un-embargoed. Furthermore, despite all the information which has appeared regarding the agreements which were not fulfilled by the club with Osasuna or its own players, Malaga CF affirms completely that these agreements have been fulfilled."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.