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PSG And Red Star Belgrade Under Investigation For Match Fixing

PSG And Red Star Belgrade Under Investigation For Match Fixing

SPORTbible http://www.sportbible.com/assets/images/theme/logo-blk.png Breaking News 2 hours ago 1.1K  Shares PSG And Red Star Belgrade Under Investigation For Match Fixing Fri Oct 12 2018 16:18:19 GMT+0100 (BST) Fri Oct 12 2018 17:58:55 GMT+0100 (BST) Adnan Riaz Adnan Riaz in  Football Powered by French authorities have launched an investigation into match-fixing claims over Red Star Belgrade's Champions…


PSG And Red Star Belgrade Under Investigation For Match Fixing

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French authorities have launched an investigation into match-fixing claims over Red Star Belgrade’s Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.

According to the French newspaperL’Équipe, UEFA raised concerns over the issue when it became apparent that a senior figure at the Serbian club was working with conspirators to place a €5m bet on Red Star to lose by a five-goal difference.

PSG thrashed Red Star 6-1 at the Parc des Princes, with Neymar scoring a hat-trick for the French club.

The defending Ligue 1 champions have had a sensational start to their title defence and have won all nine of their opening matches in the league.

Off the back of a fantastic World Cup campaign, Kylian Mbappé has continued his form over for his club and recentlyscored four times in 13 minutes against Lyon.

The 19-year-old former Monaco striker is the international cover star for this month’s Time, revealing whyhe had donated his World Cup wage to charity.

“I did not need to be paid,” he told the magazine. “I was there to defend the colors of the country.

“Also, I earn enough money — a lot of money. So I think it is important to help those who are in need. A lot of people are suffering, a lot of people have diseases.

“For people like us, giving a helping hand to people is not a big thing.

“It doesn’t change my life, but it changes theirs. And if it can change theirs, it is a great pleasure.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

“I gave the money to the charity where I am a sponsor [Mbappé sponsors the French charity Premiers de Cordée] because being handicapped is something difficult. Showing them that they can do sports like everyone it is something close to my heart.”

PSG are currently third in Group C and are level on points with Liverpool. Thomas Tuchel’s side lost their opening match against the Reds thanks to Roberto Firmino’s late strike.

They will take on Napoli, who are at the top of Group C, on October 28th at the Stadio San Paolo.

Can Tuchel win the Champions League with the Parisian club?

Let us know in the comments.

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him:[email protected]

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