The preliminary phase of the trial investigating the alleged fixing of the Levante vs Zaragoza match in May 2011 has kicked off. Judge Isabel Rodríguez has begun to hear testimony from the suspects.
The first person to go before the judge was Jaime Sanz de Bremond, the lawyer representing former Zaragoza left-back Iván Obradovic, who confirmed that his client could not testify at this moment because he is on international duty with Serbia.
Villarreal's Ikechukwu Uche was next to appear in the courtroom in Valencia, accompanied by his lawyer. The striker declined to make any comments to the media.
Then came ex-Zaragoza captain Javier Paredes, who is now with Albacete. The defender was also tight-lipped on his arrival and departure.