Hungarian keeper said to have been ‘bought’.
Respected Danish source Ekstrabladet claim that the fixed Champions League tie that is said to have taken place in England was played in September 2009 between Liverpool and Debrecen.
Rob Wainwright, director of Europol – the European Union’s law enforcement agency, confirmed today that of the 680 games that they had deemed to have been part of a wide-spread match fixing scandal included a Champions League tie in England that took place in the “last three or four years”
Ekstrabladet have now gone on to name the 1-0 victory by Liverpool against Hungarian side Debrecen to be the match in question.
They claim that the Debrecen keeper Vukašin Poleksic was bribed to concede at least three goals but text messages between ‘fixers’ bemoaned the lack of adequate finishing from Liverpool players that prevented the custodian from conceding the requisite tally.
The same source goes on to claim that Debrecen’s later defeat against Fiorentina, which finished 4-3 to the Italian side, was also fixed.