No plans for UEFA investigation into Lyon victory
UEFA have confirmed that no suspicious betting patterns were discovered by their betting fraud detection system in the aftermath of Lyon’s 7-1 Champions League win against Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday.
Lyon needed to beat Zagreb and see Ajax lose to Real Madrid, with a combined seven goal swing, in order to qualify for the tournament’s knockout stages at the expense of the Dutch side. Their victory over Dinamo – aided by four goals from striker Bafetimbi Gomis – coupled with Ajax’s 3-0 defeat to Real sealed their progress.
French online gaming authority Arjel looked into the betting on the result, later announcing that "no particular anomaly" had been uncovered. UEFA then stated they would not investigate the matter any further at this stage.
Dinamo Zagreb – who played with ten men for much of the game – issued a statement in response to speculation about the result, declaring any suggestion of irregularity to be “shameful, malicious and tendentious”.