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Red Star plans to challenge match-fixing allegation in court

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Red Star Belgrade plans to file charges against a French newspaper which alleged match-fixing in the Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain this month.

Serbian media said on Thursday that Red Star has engaged a French law firm after L'Equipe newspaper reported a Belgrade team official was suspected of betting 5 million euros ($5.8 million) on Red Star losing by five goals in Paris. PSG won 6-1.

French authorities are investigating allegations from the Oct. 3 game.