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UEFA quells betting fears

2011-12-08 16:37

London - UEFA has not detected any irregular betting patterns in Wednesday's Champions League matches to justify an enquiry, the European governing body said in a statement on Thursday.

The matches between Dinamo Zagreb and Olympique Lyon and Ajax Amsterdam and Real Madrid produced surprising results and could have been the target of match-fixing.

Lyon won 7-1 at Zagreb while Real beat Ajax 3-0 in Amsterdam which meant that Lyon upset the odds to leapfrog Ajax and finish second in Group D behind Real to reach the knockout stage.

UEFA, which uses a Betting Fraud Detections System, said: "For the time being this system has not shown any irregular betting patterns around yesterday's (Wednesday's) games or their outcome that would justify any enquiry on that front."

Reuters