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Goalkeeper denies match-fixing

Debrecen goalkeeper Vukasin Poleksic has strongly denied trying to influence a Champions League match against Liverpool in 2009. European investigators are probing hundreds of football matches that they believe were fixed.

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Debrecen goalkeeper denies attempting to fix Liverpool game

Vukasin Poleksic said Liverpool are his favourite team and the Anfield game was the biggest of his career. Credit: PA

Debrecen goalkeeper Vukasin Poleksic has strongly denied trying to influence a Champions League match against Liverpool in 2009 - just hours after his club confirmed the clash was part of a match-fixing investigation.

The Hungarian side said UEFA had taken action against Poleksic in 2010 for not reporting approaches from fixers before two European matches against Liverpool and Fiorentina respectively.

"Anyone who watched the match would know that what people are saying is bull," Poleksic, 30, told the Daily Mail.

"We lost 1-0 at Liverpool and I played a good game. I made lots of saves: a one-on-one against Albert Riera, one from Fernando Torres, one from Steven Gerrard. I remember it all. How can anyone say I threw the game?"

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