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Barcelona’s Champions League fightback costs bookies millions

| 09.03.2017

Our customers will be grinning from England to Spain this morning, following Barcelona’s incredible Champions League fightback.

We were forced to pay out a six-figure sum on Barcelona to qualify, after Sergi Roberto’s last-gasp winner secured a sensational 6-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain.

It’s the biggest in-play payout since Liverpool’s famous night in Istanbul 12 years ago, with the industry forced to hand over millions overall.

A trio of savvy customers backed Lionel Messi et al at 100/1 in-running, with two taking home a cool £1,000 each.

And the result from the Camp Nou coupled with Borussia Dortmund’s victory over Benfica handed one lucky punter a princely £117,587 from a £51 17-fold accumulator.

Barcelona are now the 11/4 favourites to win this season’s Champions League having been 40/1 before a ball was kicked last night, with Bayern Munich next best at 3s and arch-rivals Real Madrid priced at 9/2.

A Ladbrokes spokesperson said: “More than a few savvy customers correctly predicted last night’s stunning comeback and the bookies have been left counting the cost following PSG’s capitulation at the Camp Nou.”

“And it’s hats off to one patient customer, whose week-long 17-fold acca came home in sensational fashion last night.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

UEFA Champions League Winner

Barcelona – 11/4

Bayern Munich – 3/1

Real Madrid – 9/2

Juventus – 7/1

Borussia Dortmund – 9/1

Atletico Madrid – 10/1

Man City – 10/1

20/1 bar

Barcelona to to qualify pre-game – 10/1

Barcelona biggest price in-play – 100/1

17-fold accumulator:

Real Madrid to beat Eibar

Villarreal to beat Espanyol

Atletico Madrid to beat Valencia

Las Palmas to beat Osasuna

Athletic Bilbao to beat Malaga

AC Milan to beat Chievo

Torino to beat Palermo
Sampdoria to beat Pescara

Monaco to beat Nantes

Arsenal v Bayern Munich – BTTS

Napoli v Real Madrid – BTTS

Leicester to beat Hull

Betis v Sociedad – BTTS

Alaves v Sevilla – BTTS

Bordeaux v Lyon – BTTS

Barcelona to beat PSG

Dortmund to beat Benfica

Click here for the latest Champions League odds.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.