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French authorities are investigating claims that a Red Star Belgrade official tried to fix the Serbian giants' 6-1 Champions League Group C loss away at Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month.

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.

"It is with the greatest anger and resentment that Red Star deny today's report in the French newspaper L'Équipe in connection to doubts about the outcome of the Paris Saint-Germain-Red Star match and the involvement of anyone from Red Star in possible improper actions".

France's financial prosecutor's office declined to comment on the report.

With the score at 5-0 with 16 minutes to play, Marko Marin pulled one back for the visitors but Neymar restored PSG's five-goal advantage with his third strike in the 81st minute.

"Scandalised and disgusted, Red Star Belgrade rejects suspicions concerning the PSG-Red Star game and the implication of anyone from the club in any untoward dealings", they said in a statement.

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In the meantime, both the clubs involved in the match have released statements denying the match-fixing claims.

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

"The club categorically rejects any direct or indirect involvement with these suspicions", PSG said in a statement, adding that it had not been contacted by investigators.

"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".

Brazil forward Neymar scored a hat-trick and Edinson Cavani, Angel di Maria and Kylian Mbappe also netted at Parc des Princes in Paris on 3 October.

"Uefa only communicates on specific cases/matches once disciplinary proceedings have been opened and/or decisions have been taken".


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