Spanish league says it is investigating match-fixing

MADRID: The Spanish league is investigating match-fixing involving a game between Rayo Vallecano and Real Sociedad.

League president Javier Tebas tells Spanish radio Cadena SER that the league is investigating Rayo's 2-1 loss at Sociedad on Sunday.

Tebas says the league decided to launch a probe after it noticed "abnormal" movements in the betting market for the match and heard "rumors of an argument between players at halftime."

The loss left Rayo in the relegation zone with one match left.

Rayo must beat already relegated Levante on Sunday and hope for favorable results in other matches to stay in the first division. Sociedad was in the middle of the table before the match and not in the relegation fight.