The view from Spain

Money and conspiracy theories

April 22, 2013
By Phil Ball
Saturday night's game between Valencia and Malaga was an interesting one on several levels. The most obvious thing to say about it, if you've been watching La Liga for a number of years, is that it has never been on the list of 'must-watch' classic games, largely due to Malaga's lesser status in the history of Spanish football.

Valencia are ranked third in La Liga's all-time table, and are playing their 78th season in the top flight. Malaga are playing their 12th season in the big time, ...

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