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Romanian prosecutors probe match fixing in Lazio-Dinamo game

Romania: Prosecutors probe allegations of match fixing in Lazio-Dinamo Champions League game

Romanian prosecutors probe match fixing in Lazio-Dinamo game

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors say they are investigating allegations that a 2007 Champions League qualifier between Dinamo Bucharest and Lazio was fixed.

Lazio drew 1-1 at home with Dinamo in the third qualifying round, first leg match and risked being eliminated. In the second leg on Aug. 28, Dinamo lead 1-0 at halftime but went on to lose 3-1.

Shortly afterwards, Lazio bought Romanian defender Radu Stefan from Dinamo, paying at least 5.4 million euros ($6.6 million) for the 20-year-old player.

Former Dinamo shareholder Vladimir Cohn, told Romanian website ProSport that the match was fixed by the club's management. "At halftime, the players were told to back off. The price was Radu Stefan's sale."

Prosecutors said Tuesday they had begun a probe on Jan. 27.

Updated : 2021-09-25 19:40 GMT+08:00