Ex-Real Madrid ace & multiple La Liga players arrested for alleged match fixing

The fight against corruption in football continues with several first and second division players arrested, including Huesca president Agustin Lasaosa.

According to Servimedia, a number of current players have been arrested for match-fixing and citing sources among the security services, have named the accused.

Former Real Madrid defender Raul Bravo is said to be the ringleader, alongside Borja Fernandez from Real Valladolid, ex-player Carlos Aranda, Samu Saiz of Getafe, and Inigo Lopez, currently at Deportivo.

In addition, other detainees are the president of Huesca, Lasaosa and Juan Carlos Galindo, who is head of the medical staff at the club. The police also spent several hours at the club’s headquarters.

Police sources have also notified news agency EFE, that the operation is aiming to uncover a sports betting ring, with the accused being linked to organised crime, corruption and money laundering.