Published: Sat, October 13, 2018
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PSG's 6-1 Champions League victory investigated for match-fixing

PSG's 6-1 Champions League victory investigated for match-fixing

L'Equipe said the Red Star official and accomplices had bet €5million on the match with the aim of winning tens of millions of euros.

It is claimed that a few days before the match, UEFA received reports that a senior figure within the Serbian club meant to place nearly €5million (£4.4m) on his own team losing by a five goal margin.

French authorities have opened and investigation into possible match fixing in the Champions League game between París Saint-Germain (PSG) and Red Star Belgrade (6-1) this month, according to L'Equipe.

"PSG remains at the disposal of the investigators and will not tolerate the slightest attack on its reputation nor that of its officials".

Liverpool take on Red Star at Anfield in the next round of Champions League fixtures before heading to Belgrade for the return in November.


Contacted for comment by L'Equipe, honorary Red Star president Dragan Dzajic said: "This is the first that I have heard of it", and that he knows "absolutely nothing about this - it is not possible, it is untrue!"

The Group C match on October 3 was an eventual rout by PSG, with Neymar netting a hatrick at Parc des Princes and Edinson Cavani, Angel Di Maria and Kylian Mbappe also on the scoresheet.

A Uefa spokesperson said: "Uefa never comments on potential, or the existence of, investigations into alleged match-fixing as to not compromise the process of such investigations".

Former Germany global Marko Marin scored a second-half goal for Red Star.

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