Benfica came clean over the sale of goalkeeper Roberto to Real Zaragoza.

Benfica announced on Monday evening they had sold Roberto to Zaragoza for €8.6 million, which sparked controversy in both countries, as the Spanish club have debts which amount to €110m and have asked for legal protection to be able to continue their operations.

The Portuguese stock market soon suspended Benfica the club's shares until a detailed explanation was provided.

This forced Benfica to reveal Zaragoza paid just €86,000 for the keeper, while the remaining €8,514,000 was purchased by an investment fund.