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Onyewu, Malaga Carry on Despite Financial Problems
BBC Sport, December 4th, 2012 2:40PM

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Much-traveled U.S. international Oguchi Onyewu gives an interview to BBC Sport in which he talks about how he is settling in at his latest club, Malaga, which is guaranteed to finish first in UEFA Champions League Group C even though the Andalusian club still has one game remaining at home to Anderlecht later this evening. Onyewu, who has struggled to force his way into the starting lineup thanks to the strong play of first-choice center-backs Martin Demichelis and Weligton, is certain to get a start tonight.

"I had other options in different countries and I knew about the financial circumstances at the club but I was intrigued by the project," Onyewu said, referring to the Spanish club’s turbulent last 12 months that saw star players go unpaid and then sold. "I thought I'd be a fool not to move from Portugal to Spain, and go from the Europa League to the Champions League," he added. Onyewu played for Europa semifinalist Sporting Lisbon last season.

To the surprise of many, Malaga has flourished this season despite its well-documented financial problems, finishing first in its group in the Champions League and fighting for a top-four place in La Liga. "I wouldn't say it has it has been easy but we have got our results," the 30-year-old said. "Now we want go as far as we can - we don't want this Cinderella story to end just yet."

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