In a Champions League awash with Money; a tournament where
Man City and PSG can just waltz into with a blank cheque book (and before that ) it’s worth remembering where that road can lead. Chelsea
Our opponents last night are the poster boys for European Corruption in football
The 1992–93 UEFA Champions League was the 38th time that the European Cup had been contested only this time it was now UEFA Champions League
It was also the first season after the break-up of the CCCP and
which meant a large number of new teams entering Yugoslavia
as Champions of their leagues into the competition.
The first time winners of the ‘new’ Champions league were Olympique De Marseille, who beat
in the final. Milan
But this victory was tarnished, as soon after allegations of match fixing were leveled at Marseille and their president Bernard Tapie. The allegations were of match fixing in a league game where Marseille had fixed their title-clinching Division 1 game against
thus allowing them time to focus on the Milan Final. This, in effect, was a handicap that may have prevented Arsene Wenger's Monaco from claiming the title Valenciennes
Marseille were stripped of their league title by the FFF (although not their Champions League title). Further punishment was forced relegation to League 2 and a ban from defending their European title in the 93-94 season. Neither were they permitted to take part in the 93-94 Supercup
A salutary lesson in the ability of money and power to corrupt.