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Atletico skipper Gabi admits to playing role in match-fixing scandal

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Atletico skipper Gabi admits to playing role in match-fixing scandal

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Atletico Madrid captain Gabi has admitted to prosecutors in Spain he played a role in a match-fixing scandal during his time at Real Zaragoza.

It has been reported he told officials he was just following orders from the club.

The scandal relates to Zaragoza’s 2-1 win over Levante in 2011, a result that saw the Aragon club avoid relegation.

According to reports Levante players were paid 120, 000 euros via Gabi’s personal bank account to lose the game.

The 31-year-old who scored the two goals that sealed the all-important victory – is one of many under investigation and could face a lengthy ban for his involvement.