Player questioned over fixing in 2010

A goalkeeper linked to attempts to fix a Champions League match against Liverpool was questioned by UEFA about the case in 2010, his club said Tuesday.

Hungarian club Debrecen had said in 2010 that Vukasin Poleksic was questioned about being approached by match fixers before “two international matches.”

On Tuesday, following a report in a Danish newspaper, Debrecen identified those games from its 2009-10 Champions League campaign.

“The two matches were the away match against Liverpool and at home against Fiorentina,” the club said in a statement.

UEFA subsequently took action over the Fiorentina game, banning Poleksic for two years for “breaching principles of integrity, loyalty and sportsmanship” by failing to report a corruption plot.

UEFA declined to detail how its inquiry into the Liverpool allegations proceeded when asked by The Associated Press on Tuesday.