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UEFA Champions League: PSG-Basaksehir to restart with new fourth official

The match between PSG and Istanbul Basaksehir was suspended as players from both team walked out after an alleged incident of racism involving the fourth official

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Champions League - Group H - Paris St Germain v Istanbul Basaksehir F.K: Referee Ovidiu Hategan with Istanbul Basaksehir's Demba Ba as the match is interrupted | REUTERS/Charles Platiau

The Champions League match between Paris St Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir will restart with a new fourth official, UEFA said in a statement on Tuesday.

“Following an alleged incident involving the fourth official, the match was temporarily suspended. After consultation with both teams, it was agreed that the match would restart with a different fourth official,” said the statement.

“UEFA will thoroughly investigate the matter and further communication will be made in due course.”

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First Published: Wed, December 09 2020. 03:39 IST