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French authorities reportedly open inquest into €5mn PSG-Red Star UCL 'match-fixing'


French authorities have opened an investigation into possible match fixing in the UEFA Champions League tie between Paris Saint Germain and Red Star Belgrade, which ended 6-1 in favour of the Ligue 1 side.

Recall that the Group C match played at the Parc des Princess on October 3 ended in rout by PSG, with Neymar netting a hat trick and Edinson Cavani, Angel Di Maria and Kylian Mbappe also on the score sheet.

However, it is alleged a Red Star senior official, who has not been named, placed a wager of €5 million that his team would lose by a five goal margin.

The return profit for such a bet would have been tens of millions.

It is reported that UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin tipped off French authorities about irregular betting on the match before the fixture took place in the capital.

"You are the first to tell me about this. I know absolutely nothing about this. This is not possible, this is not true,” Red Star Belgrade President Dragan Dzajic L’Equipe reported.


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