A wild night in Spain has our bean counters hopping mad, as we were forced to pay out on both a victory for Liverpool and the last second draw after Sevilla epic Champions League comeback.
Goals from Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané inside the opening 22 minutes clicked our 2 Up You Win promotion into gear and we immediately paid out on a victory for The Reds before even a quarter of the contest had been played.
- 2 Up You Win sees us pay out our punters in full on Premier League, Champions League and La Liga games if their selection goes two goals up. This applies on pre-match singles in the Win-Draw-Win market only.
A second goal for Firmino before the break made our pre-mature shell out look justified, but we forgot one thing – Liverpool still had Alberto Moreno on the pitch!
Enter the chief troll Wissam Ben Yedder, who nodded Sevilla back into it six minutes into the second half – even then we were still in an okay position at 3-1. However, it was then time for Moreno to perform his party piece!
The Spaniard failed miserably to control a routine ball, before embarrassingly letting it go between his legs and then compounded the error by stupidly bringing down Ben Yedder for a penalty. The French striker made no mistake from the spot with a retaken effort, leaving us sweating worse than Donald Trump in an NFL locker room.
As the clocked ticked into injury time, we thought we might – just might – get away with it. However, Guido Pizarro had other ideas and tucked home a dramatic equaliser from a 93rd minute corner to seal the miracle comeback.
As the final whistle blew we were counting the cost as over €105,000 went out the door because 2 Up You Win meant we had to pay out on both the draw and the Liverpool win.
Whose idea was this in the first place?! Nigel from Accounts is not happy over this one!