The Champions League just seems to get madder and madder every season – we’re nearly expecting the final to finish 6-6 the way it’s going.
Throw a stone out the window and you’re likely to clobber a first-leg turnaround right in the gob.
Don’t try that, mind, unless you’re really keen on collecting an ASBO.
As if Liverpool’s 4-0 flaying of Messi’s mopers on Tuesday night wasn’t enough of a strain on the world’s coronary systems, Spurs broke Dutch hearts with their miraculous injury-time heroics on Wednesday night – and spanked Paddy’s backside to the tune of £860,000 into the bargain.
It was the 2 Up You Win offer where we came a cropper after Ajax turned in a terrific first half display that had them thinking they were already in Madrid for the final.
Mathijs de Ligt’s towering header and a Hakim Ziyech strike left Spurs startled as they wandered off for the half-time oranges and we paid out £340,000 on Ajax to win due to their two-goal lead.
But the vitamin C boost worked wonders in the second-half as sub Fernando Llorente battered the Dutch side’s defence and Lucas Moura capitalised on the chaos, notching all three Spurs goals, including a 95th-minute winner to edge his side ahead on away goals.
That goal meant we’d also to fork out for everyone who’d backed Tottenham to turn over the Amsterdammers – £520,000 gone as well.
That makes this the biggest ever hit we’ve had to take for one of our 2 Up You Win payouts.
Think we might have to review this whole thing next season lads.