Uefa president Michel Platini insists no reason to believe Lyon’s 7-1 thrashing of Dinamo Zagreb was fixed

The Ligue 1 outfit needed a huge boost in goal difference and managed to net seven goals in Croatia, but the Frenchman insists this was a fair result
Uefa president Michel Platini insists he has no doubts over the integrity of the Champions League following Lyon’s 7-1 hammering of Dinamo Zagreb last week.

The Ligue 1 side needed a huge margin of victory over the Croatian outfit if they were to progress to the final 16 of the competition, with their seven-goal haul and Real Madrid's victory over Ajax ensuring the French team progressed.

But the nature of the victory, which saw Remi Garde’s side score six second-half goals, has prompted allegations of match fixing, yet despite the accusations, the governing body announced their Betting Fraud Detection System had not detected any irregular patterns on the night regarding the game in question.

Platini has since rubbished claims of match-fixing, and put the scoreline down to a "bad day" for Zagreb.

"It is reasonable to question such a large score in the match, but I fully respect the institution of the Champions League and therefore I have no doubt about the integrity of the contest,” he told Sky Sports News.

"Why was nothing said about the Valencia-Genk match on November 23rd which ended 7-0?

"There will only be an investigation of any match if something suspicious has come to the attention of the referee or the match observers."

The 56-year-old is adamant that European football’s governing body does everything it can to prevent match fixing, and is continuing the fight against corruption within the game.

"We are working hard to fight corruption and we do generally address the problem of fixed matches.

"In football there are millions of nice things, but there are some problems that we must solve."