sport news Ander Herrera, Real Zaragoza and 40 others CLEARED of match-fixing

Ander Herrera, Real Zaragoza and 40 others CLEARED of match-fixing following lengthy investigation into club's 2011 match against Levante Real Zaragoza and 41 individuals have been cleared of match-fixing allegations Former midfielder Ander Herrera is among those acquitted Allegations surrounded a 2011 La Liga tie between Real Zaragoza and Levante Two ex-directors were given 15-month jail sentences for 'falsifying documents'

By Ben Nagle for MailOnline

Published: 14:04 GMT, 9 December 2019 | Updated: 14:06 GMT, 9 December 2019

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Real Zaragoza and 41 individuals - including former midfielder Ander Herrera - have been CLEARED of match-fixing following a lengthy investigation in the Spanish courts.

The case was focused on a 2011 clash between Zaragoza and Levante, and was the first ever trial investigating match-fixing in the top flight of Spanish football.

Zaragoza won the match 2-1 to save themselves from relegation, but they were then the subject of intense scrutiny from Spain's anti-corruption authorities.

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