Pep Guardiola broke a Manchester City record last night, steering them to their first ever win over Barcelona on their sixth time trying. And if you’re going to smash arguably the greatest team in the world, you may as well do it in style.
When Lionel Messi put his side ahead with a counter-attacking goal that usually reduces grown men to tears, it looked inevitable The Blues would be subject to another Barce-battering.
Meanwhile, over in Bulgaria, Arsenal went two goals down away at a side they’d hammered 6-0 just a couple of weeks ago.
If you had been feeling patriotic and backed the English sides as a double before kick-off, you would have found yourself backing a 15/8 double.
However, if you watched the two sides slip behind and found yourself on the iPhone app, if you had backed the double whilst City were 1-0 down and Arsenal 2-1 down, you would have bagged odds of 16/1. Very shrewd, when you consider both sides came from behind to secure Champions League victories. City went on to win 3-1, with Arsenal finishing 3-2.
A tenner at 8:32:48 would have returned you a tasty £169, only to be chopped in again 38 seconds later when Ilkay Gundogan equalised.
It was a case of fastest finger first for the punters who bagged the price on the mobile app last night, where we offer super speedy in-play odds. Were you quick enough?