Spanish side Malaga have been banned from European competition for one season due to outstanding debts.
The club has also been threatened with a further year’s European ban by UEFA unless they prove they have no debts to other clubs, players or the tax authorities.
Malaga who are currently fourth in the Primera Division but have had huge struggles with financial problems, are due to play FC Porto in the round of 16 of UEFA’s Champions League.
The ban will be imposed if the club qualified for the Champions League or Europa League during any of the next four seasons.
Europe’s governing body says it will impose the additional ban unless Malaga provides the proof it has cleared its debts of ‘overdue payables’ by March 31. It has also fined the club 300,000 euros.