One Ladbrokes punter kept an even keel on the weekend for this Legendary Land that turned a $10 outlay into a return of $1,535.87. A common complaint about football is that there are too many draws however this person certainly doesn’t feel that way after picking the draw in four games from around the world.
This legendary land featured one leg from the A-League, with Tony Popovic managing his first game for the Perth Glory against his former side Western Sydney. The Glory opened the scoring through Andy Keogh in the 26th minute but the Wanderers would not be kept out. Roly Bonevacia equalised with 25 minutes remaining giving our punter the result they wanted. There were a few nervous moments late on as both sides had chances to win it, but neither could convert on their opportunities ensuring the first leg came through as a winner.
Up next was a match from Japan as former Socceroos boss Yokohama F Marinos took on Kashima Antlers in the second leg of the J-League Cup Semi Final. Yokohama took out the first leg 2-1 and a draw would be enough to send them through to the decider against Shonan Bellmare. Yokohama were cruising at halftime with goals from Hugo Viera and Terhuhito Nakagawa and while their fans were happy, our punter would have been hoping for a second half rally from Kashima. In the 62nd minute, they got their wish as Shoma Doi scored and Serginho equalised with 20 minutes remaining in the match. While Kashima pushed for a second goal, they were unable to score and it was Yokohama and our punter celebrating the match finishing in a 2-2 draw.
Leg number three came from the Bundesliga with two sides in the top half of the table battling it out. Red Bull Leipzig and Augsberg went at each other for 90 minutes but neither side could find a goal, with the game finishing scoreless. It was not for a lack of trying however with Leipzig registering 18 shots, however only 4 of which were on target. Not that our punter was complaining as that was just the result they were hoping for.
The final leg of this Legendary Land came from Italy in an early season relegation battle between Empoli and Frosinone. Going into this game these sides had combined for a meagre one win and three draws from their 16 total games so it was not exactly set up as an instant classic. What did unfold however was a back and forth encounter that finished at 3-3 and featured plenty of highlights. Frosinone took an early lead through a Matias Silvestre Own Goal before conceding the equaliser in the 32nd minute. Silvestre made amends for his early error putting Empoli up 2-1 just after halftime but Daniel Ciofani gave the home side a 3-2 lead with a brace either side of the hour mark. This was undoubtedly the most exciting leg of the multi and it came through in dramatic fashion as Salih Ucan levelled with 10 minutes remaining. That goal sealed the fourth and final leg of this Legendary Land and a win our punter can be very happy with.