Report: Atletico captain says La Liga game was fixed

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid captain Gabi Fernández has reportedly admitted playing in a fixed game while at Zaragoza but insists he 'did what the club asked me to'.

Spanish newspaper El Mundo reports that Atletico Madrid captain Gabi Fernández has admitted a 2011 game he scored twice in for Real Zaragoza was fixed.

Gabi's Zaragoza were facing relegation if they didn't win when they beat Levante 2-1 at the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium with Gabi scoring both goals.

The game is currently being investigated by the Anti-Corruption prosecuting attorney and the players have been called to answer questions.

According to El Mundo, Gabi has implied that the game was rigged, stressing: "I did what the club asked me to".

Gabi denies making any money from the game or being involved in the payments to Levante and he had already agreed to move back to Atletico at the time after four seasons at Zaragoza.

The scandal has rocked Spanish football but similar stories are common across Europe. In Italy there have been many reported cases of teams 'buying wins' towards the end of the season.

Watch the highlights of the game in question: Levante 1 Zaragoza 2:

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