2 Up You Win: Spurs take us for a record £860,000 after Ajax collapse

Spurs stung us for a record payout last night.

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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.

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – MAY 08: Hakim Ziyech of Ajax is dejected after losing the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur at the Johan Cruyff Arena on May 08, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images )

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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.

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – MAY 08: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates victory after the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur at the Johan Cruyff Arena on May 08, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images )

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.

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