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Reports: Investigation Opens Into Potential Red-Star/PSG Match-Fixing

Reports: Investigation Opens Into Potential Red-Star/PSG Match-Fixing

The French authorities have reportedly opened an investigation into the Champions League tie between Red Star Belgrade and Paris St Germain on 3 October, 2018.

According to the French newspaper L'Equipe, UEFA raised concerns about prospectively unusual betting patterns in relation to the match that ended 6-1 in favour of the French champions.

A few days prior to the match, UEFA were allegedly informed that a senior figure within Red Star Belgrade intended, with a series of accomplices, to place several million euro on the Serbian club losing by five goals.

If placed, the bet would have understandably yielded an extremely large return.

Having established a 5-goal lead on the night, Thomas Tuchel's men were pegged back to 5-1 when Marko Marin scored with a little under 20 minutes to play.

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Shortly thereafter, Neymar, completing his hat-trick for the night, scored a free-kick to restore the 5-goal difference and give PSG their 6-1 win.

Red Star Belgrade currently sit bottom of Group C of their Champions League group. The Serbian club are due to play Liverpool across their next two games in the tournament.

More to follow...

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