Champions League

UEFA Dismisses Irregular Betting Claims In Lyon Match

I am sure like me, many of you were surprised when you saw the result of Wednesday’s Champions League match between French side Olympique Lyon and Dinamo Zagreb of Croatia.

However, it is now emerging that Olympique Lyon’s 7-1 drubbing of Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Wednesday could have been as a result of a betting scandal.

UEFA are said to be investigating the matter but intial reports have not shown any irregular betting patterns. In the other Group D fixture between Real Madrid and Ajax in Netherlands, the hosts saw two of their goals controversially ruled out raising fears that the matches had been fixed.

Champions League

Champions League Matchday 5

Europe’s premier footballing competition the Champions League resumes today with fixtures that could mark the end of the journey for 16 teams. All teams will be left with one group match after this round of  fixtures however, many will not want to take any chances on their qualification to the next round.

Today’s fixtures include:

CSKA Moscow v Lille

Trabzonspor v Inter Milan

Otelul Gulati v Basel

Man U nited v Benfica

Napoli v Man City

Bayern Munich v Villarreal

Real Madrid v Dynamo Zagreb

Lyon v Ajax