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30m gamble on Liverpool and Chelsea Champions League clash was clean

24 Oct 2009 21:26:19

30m gamble on Liverpool and Chelsea Champions League clash was clean

Chelsea and Liverpool's Champions League quarter-final last season,which finished 4-4, caused UEFA head of anti-corruption Karl Dhont totravel to China to investigate the enormous amounts wagered on thescoreline. However, it was the extraordinary nature of the match, during whichLiverpool looked likely to overturn a 3-1 deficit from the first leg,which prompted the flurry of bets. Gamble: Liverpool and Chelsea clash was great for bookies' business  LIVERPOOL FC: All the latest news from across the webCHELSEA FC: All the latest news from across the webChelsea 5 Blackburn: Five star Blues head back to the top of Premier League with thumping victoryOne Chinese bookie took £30million during the match, but Dhont said: 'There was no suggestion of corruption. It was because of the score that so many people were betting live and it became one of the record games for gambling.' However, Dhont's report is expected to show evidence of match-fixing in lower level Champions League games when it is released later this year.  Explore more:Places:Liverpool, Chelsea, China


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