While speculation runs rampant, Danish paper Ekstra Bladet says they know which club was involved in Champions League match fixing.
Debrecen traveled to Anfeld on September 16th, 2009 for their first Champions League game in club history. In that game, Debrecen goalkeeper Vukasin Poleksic was to allow three goals according to the report. Lackluster Liverpool could only muster one.
Via the Telegraph:
“The report in Ekstra Bladet claimed fixers wanted to rig the betting market for total goals in the match, but failed. It is understood evidence relating to the Liverpool-Debrecen game came to light when German police were investigating the Croatian match-fixer Ante Sapina, who was sentenced to five years in prison in 2011 for masterminding the fixing of at least 20 matches across Europe.”
We’ll keep tabs on this story as it develops, but as stated on today’s podcast, this is not surprising. A small club from a smaller country are the prime target for fixers. There are more Vukasin Poleksic’s out there.