UEFA Champions League match between PSG and Red Star Belgrade is under investigation for alleged match fixing

French authorities are investigating potential match-fixing in Paris St-Germain's 6-1 Champions League win over Red Star Belgrade this month.

Brazilian forward Neymar scored three of PSG's goals
Brazilian forward Neymar scored three of PSG's goals

A Red Star official allegedly placed a bet of almost 5 million euros for the Serbian club to lose by five goals, reported French newspaper L'Equipe.

The French National Finance Prosecutor (PNF) is investigating the claims after being alerted by Uefa.

Both clubs have denied any wrongdoing.

PSG are third in Champions League Group C, just behind Liverpool but level on three points after two games. Red Star (one point) are bottom of the group topped by Napoli (four).

A Red Star statement read: "FC Red Star with the highest anger and abomination rejects the story.

"The article can harm and bring big damage to our club's reputation and that is why we insist that Uefa and investigators in Serbia and in France investigate the whole story and get the truth.

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

"Red Star expects to get the truth at short notice and remove any doubt about our involvement in possible wrongdoing."

In a statement, PSG expressed their "amazement and indignation".

They added: "Paris Saint-Germain reiterates its commitment to a fundamental principle of sport, that of the integrity of competitions and therefore refutes any form of practice that could call into question that integrity."

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 the 3rd of October.

Former Germany international Marko Marin scored a second-half goal for Red Star.