One Ladbrokes punter will be singing the praises of Lionel Messi even more than usual after he was at the centre of a Barcelona comeback which helped him turn a $50 13-leg multi into $21,254 across European Football action this weekend.
Champions League quarter finalists Barcelona and Sevilla played out a 2-2 draw but it needed a bit of Messi magic to get that result after trailing 2-0 into the 88th minute before goals from Luis Suarez and Messi brought things back to level pegging.
His other La Liga action saw Atletico Madrid pull off a 1-0 over Deportivo thanks to a first half penalty from Kevin Gameiro while Real Madrid strolled to a 3-0 win over Las Palmas.
The multi began with Matchday 30 in Serie A and Lazio enjoying a 6-2 party over a Benevento side forced to play with ten men from the seventh minute.
Fiorentina and Inter also took advantage of opposition red cards to keep our punter’s multi alive with 2-0 and 3-0 wins respectively before Atalanta made it 4/4 in Italy cruising to a 2-0 triumph over Udinese.
Red was a popular colour in the Premier League for our punter as he backed Manchester United and Arsenal to get the job done over Swansea and Stoke respectively, although with Arsenal nothing has been certain this season.
Three German fixtures rounded out this multi with the first game being easily the most nerve racking as Bayer Leverkusen and Augsburg played out a nervy, scoreless draw.
Thankfully the other two matches did not test the nerves as Hoffenheim and Bayern Munich notched 6-0 routs in their respective matches.
Easily the highlight of this $50 multi turning into the $21,254 return is the late Barcelona comeback that secured a 13/13 effort.