PSG have denied reports in a French newspaper of an attempted fix of their Champions League match. French champions eased to a simple 6-1 victory over the Serbian side with Neymar crashing home an impressive hat-trick at the Parc des Princes. According to L’Équipe a Red Star director was preparing to place a 5 million euro bet on his side to lose by five goals.
“It is with the greatest amazement and indignation that we learn of the information you are sharing with us today,” PSG said in a statement to the newspaper.
“At no time was any member of our club asked to discuss matters other than those strictly related to the organisation of the match; namely meetings, visits and official lunches which take place for every Champions League match.
“At this time, PSG would like to make clear our attachment to the fundamental principle of sport, the integrity of competitions, and consequently the refusal of any practice that could question that integrity.”