Barcelona v AC Milan: punter wins staggering £50,000 from £5 bet after dramatic late Barca goal
Spanish giants' 4-0 win lands gambler big prize in accumulator
When Jordi Alba swept in the fourth goal for Barcelona last night to complete a stunning escape act against AC Milan, it was not just the Spanish giants who celebrated a job well done.
An anonymous punter gambled £5 to predict the scores of the four Champions League round of 16 second-leg matches but the odds, close to 9,900-1, were against him. An accumulator is a single bet, usually with a much higher reward due to the slim odds, which is dependent on all wagers winning to receive the jackpot. Incredibly though in this case the gambler did indeed forecast the correct scores in all four games.
Last week Real Madrid beat Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford with odds of 8-1 whilst Borussia Dortmund won 3-0 at home to Shakhtar Donetsk with that outcome priced at 12-1. The 1-1 draw between Paris Saint-Germain and Valencia, priced at 11-2, was also anticipated by the individual. Finally Barcelona, who led 3-0 with just two minutes injury-time remaining, recorded the required 4-0 home win against Milan for the unlikely payout to become a reality despite the odds of 12-1.
The correct predictions from his accumulator means the lucky individual will receive £49,432.50 from his £5 stake.
Latest in Sport
- 1 What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
- 3 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 4 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees