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Crazy reason River Plate captain could be banned from Copa Libertadores final

In what has proven to be one of the craziest fixtures in football, the 2018 Copa Libertadores final is set to take another crazy twist.

River Plate captain Leo Ponzio could miss the rearranged final due to match-fixing charges incurred during his time at Real Zaragoza.

With the second-leg now set to take place at the Santiago Bernabeu, the 36-year-old could be at risk of missing the game.

Ponzio could be banned from Copa Libertadores final

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The captain of is involved in a supposed rigging of a match between Zaragoza-Levante and the prosecutor ordered a two-year sentence for the player.

However, River’s lawyers are investigating this case.

In 2011, during a match between Real Zaragoza and Levante Spanish prosecutors found that it had been rigged.

Back in February, they sentenced those involved to two years imprisonment and a six-year ban from sporting activity.

River’s captain Ponzio was one of the players involved making his return to Spain for the final somewhat tricky.

It is understood that the club’s lawyers are currently looking into the situation so Ponzio can travel to Madrid.

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