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UEFA probe match-fixing claims over Aberdeen match

Jonny Hayes is mobbed by his Aberdeen team-mates as they celebrate his goal. Picture: SNS

Jonny Hayes is mobbed by his Aberdeen team-mates as they celebrate his goal. Picture: SNS

UEFA are set to investigate claims that Aberdeen’s 5-0 Europa League victory over Latvian outfit FK Daugava Riga was fixed.

The Evening Express are reporting that anti-corruption unit FederBet is putting together a report to be sent to European football’s governing body.

The agency allegedly noticed suspicious activity from known match-fixing agencies in betting markets in Asia.

FederBet works alongside the top two Italian leagues - Serie A and Serie B - as well as the Spanish football association.

The match-fixing allegations do not involve Aberdeen in any way, the agency have confirmed.

Goals from Jonny Hayes, Shay Logan, Niall McGinn and a brace from Adam Rooney gave the Dons a 5-0 victory over Daugava, who had two men sent off following second yellow cards for Vitalijs Zils and Aurimas Kucys.

Fellow Latvian outfit Dinaburg - whom Hibernian beat 8-0 on aggregate in an Intertoto Cup tie in 2006 - were expelled from the Baltic Football League and the Virsliga in October 2009 following proof of match-fixing and betting against the team.

The club’s president, Oleg Gavrilov, and trainer Tamaz Pertia were banned for life as a result.

Dinaburg had been disqualified on similar charges in 2007.

 

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