Champions League tie apparently not worthy of thorough investigation?
Uefa rules out Lyon betting investigation
Uefa’s betting fraud detection system has not shown any irregular betting patterns around Lyon’s 7-1 Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb.
To reach the knockout stages, Lyon needed victory in Croatia, Group D rivals Ajax to lose to Real Madrid, and a seven-goal swing in goal difference.
Bafetimbi Gomis scored four times in the space of 25 minutes in Zagreb for Lyon, while Ajax were beaten 3-0.
But European football’s governing body will not investigate at this stage.
Earlier on Thursday, Lyon backed the decision of the French online gaming authority (Arjel) to run checks on bets placed on the result.
The body later announced that “no particular anomaly” had been found during their probe.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
Ajax will not be pleased.
Let’s just say that last night’s events were at best hugely coincidental and at worst possible occurrences that would at the very least warrant a UEFA investigation.
After all do we all have faith in UEFA’s betting fraud detection system? How does it work? Does it consist of one man calling up local bookmakers and asking them if any ‘dodgy’ men with false beards had put a bag of swag on Lyon to stage one mighty thrashing?
Why do I get the feeling this isn’t the last we’ll hear of this.