Investigation Opens Into Potential Red-Star Vs PSG Match-Fixing

Authorities told to investigate possible match-fixing in Liverpool’s Champions League group

Authorities told to investigate possible match-fixing in Liverpool’s Champions League group

French investigators are probing suspicions of match-fixing in Paris Saint-Germain's 6-1 win against Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League group stage on October 3.

The French authorities are looking into the allegations, which arise from the group C encounter at Parc de Princes, after being alerted before the game by Uefa.

UEFA warned France's National Financial Prosecutor's office (PNF) of a possible manipulation of the result and according to L'Equipe, the official in question is suspected of betting €5 million via accomplices on Red Star to lose by five goals.

"The statements in this article seriously undermine our image and the club's reputation", the club said. "FC Red Star expects to get the truth at short notice and remove any doubt about our involvement in possible wrongdoing".

PSG are now top of Ligue 1 having won all nine of their opening games so far, scoring 32 and conceding just six.

Neymar scored a hat-trick in the riot to add on to goals from Edinson Cavani, Angel Di Maria and Kylian Mbappe.

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

A Red Star Belgrade spokesman, Nebojsa Todorovic, told AFP: "I can not comment on this in any way". I know absolutely nothing about this.

"At no time was any club member asked to discuss matters other than those strictly related to the organisation of the match, namely meetings, visits and other official lunches around every UEFA Champions League match".

When approached for comment regarding the match-fixing allegations, Uefa told The Independent: "Uefa never comments on potential, or the existence of, investigations into alleged match-fixing as to not compromise the process of such investigations".