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

French authorities open investigation into €5mln PSG-Red Star ‎UCL 'match-fixing'

The allegations relate to suggestions that a senior figure from Red Star Belgrade tried to place a bet of nearly €5 million on his team to lose the game by at least five goals, and they did just that, falling to a 6-1 defeat.

It's been claimed that, prior to last week's clash, a senior figure at Red Star placed a £4.4m bet on his team to lose by a five-goal margin.

Earlier on Friday, French publication L'Equipe revealed authorities had opened an investigation, having been alerted by Uefa, into possible match fixing during the group stage meeting between PSG and Red Star. PSG won the Group C game 6-1.

An investigation has been launched by national French prosecutors into allegations of match fixing involving Paris Saint-Germain's 6-1 Champions League win over Red Star Belgrade.

UEFA said it did not comment on ongoing investigations.

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

"Today's technologies and other mechanisms are so improved that it is basically impossible to leave this case unsolved".

"The club reaffirms its profound attachment to the fundamental principle of sport, which is and always will be the integrity of its competitions".

Brazil forward Neymar scored a hat-trick and Edinson Cavani, Angel di Maria and Kylian Mbappe also netted at Parc des Princes in Paris on 3 October.

Contacted by L'Equipe, Red Star Belgrade President Dragan Dzajic said: "You are the first to tell me about this".

Red Star have dismissed the allegation absolutely.

In a statement UEFA said: "UEFA never comments on potential, or the existence of, investigationsinto alleged match-fixing as to not compromise the process of suchinvestigations".

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