Spanish side Malaga will appeal a one-year ban from European competition which was handed down by UEFA on Friday, angrily claiming they had been made "scapegoats" in a row over financial irregularities.
Malaga forward Sebastian Fernandez pictured during a UEFA Champions League group game against Anderlecht at La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga on December 4, 2012. Champions League last 16 side Malaga face a one-year ban from European competition if they do not put their financial house in order, UEFA said on Friday.
European football's governing body said Malaga would be barred from taking part in either the Europa League or Champions League when they next qualify and also faced the prospect of a second year-long exclusion if they failed to clear outstanding debts.
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