European Championships

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.

Red Star has engaged a French law firm, Serbian media said on Thursday, 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.

The Politika daily said the firm of Dupond-Moretti & Vey was engaged. Its founding partner Eric Dupond-Miretti is recognized as one of the leading specialists in criminal law who has won similar cases in the past.