While Man City’s breathless 5-3 win over Monaco provided a night of thrilling entertainment for the vast majority of its audience, the final result came as heartbreak to one punter.
Indeed, when John Stones put City 4-3 as the game entered its final stages, Mustafa Celik was minutes away from landing a massive €34,200, having also correctly predicted the outcome of Atletico Madrid’s similarly goal-heavy match against Bayer Leverkusen.
Sadly for the luckless fan, Leroy Sane went and iced the cake by adding City’s fifth goal of the evening just a few minutes later, thus spoiling the accumulator entirely.
“You owe me €32,400 Leroy Sane,” Celik grumbled on Twitter while posting a photo of his freshly worthless betting slip.
So close, and yet so far.
Du schuldest mir 34200€ @LeroySane19 pic.twitter.com/7nuR8s9U6w
— Mustafa Celik (@Mustafa64308244) February 22, 2017