Deportivo president: Final day games are fixed

The Deportivo chief has voiced his suspicion that clubs often try to influence results at the business end of the season.
Deportivo la Coruna president Augusto Cesar Lendoiro has claimed that final day games in La Liga are often rigged in some way.

Javier Tebas, president of the Spanish Football League (LFP), started earlier this week that he can prove that the Primera Division match between Levante and Deportivo on April 13 (a 4-0 win for Depor) was fixed, and even though Lendoiro has denied that his side was involved, he did state that match-fixing is rife in Spain's top flight towards the end of the season.

"Almost all of the games at the end of the season are fixed, one way or another. It cannot be, because you see some truly surprising results," Lendoiro told Europa Press. "That, in the moment of truth, means other teams are forced into relegation through no fault of their own. It's not right.

"Deportivo have never participated, nor our players - and I would put my hand in the fire - nor the board. They have never wanted to enter into any type of fixing, but we all know it has happened all these years."

Deportivo currently sits 18th in the Liga table and is fighting against relegation with four more games to go.

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