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French officials launch investigation into Champions League match fixing claims

PSG beat Red Star Belgrade 6-1 in their Champions League encounter
PSG beat Red Star Belgrade 6-1 in their Champions League encounter

French officials have launched an investigation after allegations Paris St Germain's Champions League match at home to Red Star Belgrade was fixed.

The office of the National Finance Prosecutor has confirmed to Press Association Sport it is looking into last week's 6-1 victory by the French champions, in the same group as Liverpool and Napoli.

However, a spokesperson for the PNF declined to comment further.

French newspaper L'Equipe claimed UEFA alerted the French authorities to a possible manipulation of the scoreline in the game days before the fixture took place.

L'Equipe allege a credible source reported an unnamed Red Star official bet around £4.3million (5 million euros) on the Serbian club losing by five goals at the Parc de Princes.

Red Star have reacted angrily to the allegations.

"FC Red Star with the highest anger and abomination rejects the story L'Equipe published today about (the) suspicious result of the PSG vs Red Star match and involvement of anyone from our club in possible wrongdoings," said a club statement.

"The article can harm and bring big damage to our club's reputation and that is why we insist that UEFA and investigators in Serbia and in France investigate the whole story and get the truth.

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

"Red Star expects to get the truth at short notice and remove any doubt about our involvement in possible wrongdoing."

PSG have also responded to the allegations.

"It is with utmost amazement and indignation that we have learned of the information that you have shared," the club said in a statement to L'Equipe.

"At no time has a member of the club been asked to discuss any matters other than those strictly related to the organisation of the match, namely meetings, visits and other standard lunchtime protocol in the build-up to Champions League matches."


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Our best bets for Tuesday's Champions League action1

Tuesday's Champions League tips

The Champions League group stages begin to conclude on Tuesday night. Tom Carnduff has found value in the stats betting.

The latest from the back pages2

Paper Talk: Blues in for right-back

Chelsea 'hold talks' with Serie A right-back, Man United have 'no intention' of selling Paul Pogba and more in Tuesday's Paper Talk.

Our best bets for the Champions League3

Wednesday's Champions League tips

The final matches of the 2018/19 Champions League group stages take place on Wednesday evening. George Pitts has four best bets.

The latest Champions League standings and what teams need to do to qualify4

Champions League permutations

It's the final week of Champions League group action with Liverpool and Tottenham two of the big names facing final-game deciders in their bids to make the last 16.

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The final matches of the 2018/19 Champions League group stages take place on Wednesday evening. George Pitts has four best bets.

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