PSG’s 6-1 win over Red Star investigated due to match fixing allegations



An investigation has been launched by national French prosecutors into allegations of match fixing involving Paris Saint-Germain’s 6-1 Champions League win over Red Star Belgrade.

According to French outlet L’Equipe, French authorities have began looking into the outcome of the contest after a tip off by UEFA.

It is claimed that a few days before the match, UEFA received reports that a senior figure within the Serbian club intended to place almost €5million (£4.4m) on his own team losing by a five goal margin.

The Group C clash proved to be a routine win for Thomas Tuchel’s side with Neymar scoring a hat-trick and Edinson Cavani, Angel Di Maria and Kylian Mbappe also on target.

Marko Marin pulled one back for the Serbian team with 16 minutes to play but Neymar restored PSG’s five-goal advantage with his third strike in the 81st minute.