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WATCH: It's No Wonder Manager Was Arrested For Match Fixing For 12-0 Loss

WATCH: It's No Wonder Manager Was Arrested For Match Fixing For 12-0 Loss

Losing 12-0 to any team isn't going to be a particularly fun experience at any level of football, it might be slightly more acceptable when it's at the hands of Barcelona but still. However for players of Eldense they might be able to blame their manager after he was arrested over possible corruption.

I can say with some experience that a 12-0 loss isn't an easy one to deal with, even worse when you travel from Manchester to Glasgow on a Sunday morning only to be hit with that scoreline in a Sunday league game.

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As much as we tried we couldn't completely blame it on the manager, whilst he was at fault for many of our failings as a team a 12-0 loss was at least somewhat down to us.

Eldense players must have been feeling pretty bad about themselves when they played Barcelona B on Saturday and saw 12 goals go past them without managing to reply against their better known hosts.

According to Marca however the club's manager Filippo di Pierro has been arrested and taken for questioning by police around possible corruption in that match and when you watch the highlights it's no real surprise, look at the 'defending':

Four players have also been taken in for questioning.

The huge loss relegated the Valencia based side from the third tier of Spanish football and after the match they threatened to not play any more of their games for the season until the club president said on Monday that the club would play on.

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However one player had already suggested some of his teammates were throwing the game before the manager was arrested, Cheikh Saad telling radio station RAC1, via the Telegraph, "'There are four players involved in match fixing. I don't care what happens, but when I can, I will give the names of these players.

"Half an hour before playing the game against Barcelona B I was starting, but then I was out of the line up.

"They told a teammate this game was fixed and if he wanted to play he should not score goals. They didn't ask me as they knew what my answer would be. The coach knew something, I'm sure, and the players too."

For the record, no one threw the match in Glasgow, we don't have that excuse either!

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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