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Platini doesn't suspect Lyon fix

  • AP, Thursday, December 8, 2011 5:39 PM

UEFA President Michel Platini is confident there was nothing suspicious about Lyon’s 7-1 win over Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League. The ease of some Lyon's goals and the size of the scoreline sparked talk of a fix even though there was no immediate evidence. Lyon advanced thanks to the round of 16 thanks to goal difference.

“I have no doubts whatsoever about the integrity of the match or the competition,” Platini said after a UEFA executive committee meeting on Thursday. “I believe in this competition and I believe in the integrity of the players in this competition.

“If there are doubts then you need to take a close look at them. I have no doubts whatsoever and we have this early warning system that reported no doubts. But it’s normal that questions will be raised.”

UEFA’s gambling fraud detection system has not detected any suspicious betting patterns, but UEFA is waiting to receive reports from the referee, referee observer and match delegate and if there is anything suspicious it may “charge a disciplinary inspector to investigate the matter.”

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