Malaga will not be competing in next season’s Europa League after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld Uefa’s one-year European ban. The Blue and Whites, who finished sixth in La Liga, were originally given a two-year European suspension in December because of unpaid bills.
The second-year was waived on appeal last month, but CAS has rejected their attempt to overturn the first.
Sevilla will take their European spot. Sevilla finished in ninth spot, a place ahead of Rayo Vallecano, but the Madrid side were denied a Uefa license to feature in European competition by the Spanish Football Federation because they had not yet agreed a schedule to pay creditors.