The Spanish Prosecutor’s Office denounced a few days ago that Barcelona is involved in a case of buying referees to favor matches and, for this reason, Real Madrid announced that it will take action on the matter, as the injured party, if the complaint of the Prosecutor’s Office, a decision made after the meeting this Sunday of the white club’s board of directors, which showed its “deep concern about the seriousness of the events.”
“Real Madrid expresses its deep concern about the seriousness of the facts and reiterates its full confidence in the action of justice and has agreed that, in defense of its legitimate interests, it will appear in the proceedings as soon as the judge opens it to the public. injured parties”said the Madrid entity in a statement.
The decision was made after the board of directors became aware of “the serious accusations” made by the Barcelona Prosecutor’s Office against FC Barcelona, two of its presidents, Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sandro Rosell, and the former directors Albert Soler and Oscar Grau , “on the basis of potential crimes, among others, of corruption” in the sports field; the foregoing, within the framework of the relations established by the Barça club with the former vice-president of the Technical Committee of Referees, José María Enríquez Negreira.
Last Friday, The Prosecutor’s Office filed a complaint against FC Barcelona and its former presidents, as well as against Negreira himself and the former directors Grau and Soler. The accusing body points out that they have allegedly committed the crimes of corruption between individuals in the sports field, unfair administration and documentary falsification.
The complaint has been filed in the Barcelona Investigating Court 1, which has already received a complaint from the referee Xavier Estrada Fernández against Negreira and his son Javier Enríquez Romero for these events.
However, the Prosecutor’s Office leaves out of its complaint Enríquez Romero, who was the sole administrator of the Negreira Dasnil 95 SL company, because it has not been proven that he “knew and shared his father’s purpose.”
On February 21, the professional clubs of LaLiga, with the exception of FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, expressed their “rejection” and his rejection of the alleged payments to Negreira, while LaLiga warned that it would act “firmly”.
Tremendous comeback for Real Madrid: 3 – 1 against Espanyol
Real Madrid, before facing Liverpool next Wednesday, March 15, in the round of 16 of the Uefa Champions League, faced RCD Espanyol on Saturday, March 11, who arrived at the Santiago Bernabéu with the intention of taking all three points . However, despite starting off on the right foot, the visitor could not maintain the difference and fell 3-1 with ‘Merengue’.
Carlo Ancelotti’s team once again offered their best version as an ‘advance’, before their tough and key commitments against Liverpool in the Champions League and FC Barcelona again in the League next Sunday, in a key week that is coming without fail to continue putting pressure on the solid and leading Barça team, six points behind the whites in the table, although with one game less.
Although Diego Martínez’s team took the lead before minute 10 with Joselu’s goal, a brilliant home-brand from Vinicius first and a superb header from Militao later, were enough to overcome a clash that Asensio sentenced in the final moments. Hard corrective for a Espanyol that is two points from relegation and that prolonged its bad run of results in the Madrid fiefdom where it has not won for 23 years.
*With information from Europa Press.