PSG’s win over Red Star reportedly being investigated over match-fixing concerns | Football

French authorities are reportedly investigating claims of match-fixing surrounding a Champions League game between Paris Saint-Germain and Red Star Belgrade after Uefa warned them of a possible manipulation of the result.

L’Equipe newspaper reports that a Red Star official is suspected of betting €5m (£4.4m) on Red Star losing by five goals. PSG won the Group C game 6-1.

France’s financial prosecutor’s office declined to comment on the report. According to L’Equipe, the prosecutor’s office was alerted by Uefa days before the 3 October game at the Parc des Princes.

ARJEL, the body in charge of regulating online gambling in France, told the newspaper it did not notice any suspicious bets on the game.

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.

“Uefa only communicates on specific cases/matches once disciplinary proceedings have been opened and/or decisions have been taken. Decisions taken by Uefa’s disciplinary bodies related to match-fixing are listed here.”

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