Eldense coach arrested after 12-0 defeat

Barcelona's forward Paco Alcacer (17) is congratulated by his teammates after scoring during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) round of 32 second leg football match FC Barcelona vs Hercules CF. File Photo: AFP

Filippo di Pierro, the Italian coach of Spanish third division club Eldense, has been arrested as part of a corruption probe following his team's 12-0 defeat to Barcelona's B team, Spanish police said on Tuesday.

The defeat on Saturday sealed Eldense's relegation but a day later the club announced it would not play any more fixtures this season and had cut its ties with a group of Italian investors.

On Monday, however, the club president said they would honour their fixtures.