MADRID - Players at second division
leaders Rayo Vallecano decided on Thursday to abandon a threat
to boycott Saturday's league match at Real Valladolid in protest
over unpaid wages.
Like many Spanish clubs Madrid-based Rayo are suffering from
severe financial problems and their owners last month applied to
put the business into administration. They have also opened
negotiations with prospective buyers.
After a meeting with players' union AFE the squad agreed to
play the match "given the negative consequences that not showing
up would have and after news of movement regarding possible
buyers of the club", Rayo said on their website.
A 1-0 victory over closest rivals Real Betis on Sunday
lifted Rayo to the top of the league amid protests from home
fans aimed at the club's owners.They lead the way by two points
with 11 games left.
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