PSG star wades into match-fixing accusations

PSG star wades into match-fixing accusations

15 Oct 2018, 17:45

Marco Verratti has said PSG players did not notice any peculiar behaviour during their Champions League clash against Red Star Belgrade.

After the French champions emerged 6-1 win, it emerged that France's National Financial Prosecutor's office had launched an investigation into a gambling claim where a Red Star official is said to have betted €5 million for his team lose by five goals. The Italian midfielder said that they had played great for the performance to be achieved.

“We did not feel anything. We put in a great performance and it is not the first time that we have won by five goals. Last year, we won by five goals on many occasions. These are somebody else's problems -- we are not interested in them,” Verratti said after helping Italy beat Poland 1-0 in the UEFA Nations League tie.

“There has been no contact with the PNF, who lead the investigation. Anybody implying that this supposed meeting between PSG chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi and the Red Star leader in question should or could have gone ahead is open to prosecution.” PSG's communications director, Jean-Martial Ribes said in defense of the team.

 

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