'Scapegoats' Malaga to appeal Europe ban

Malaga, who are currently sixth in La Liga, are still hoping to bag a fourth-place finish which would enable them to compete once again in the Champions League next season.

updated: January 15, 2013 22:37 IST
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Madrid: Spanish side Malaga on Tuesday confirmed they will appeal a one-year ban from European competition following a row over financial irregularities.

Malaga insist they have been made "scapegoats" and will take their case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

"In accordance with upholding our rights and with the intention of arguing they be respected before the tribunal, the (club) will appeal the sanction to the CAS," the southern outfit said after receiving confirmation of the sanction on Monday.

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