Toni Kroos’ goal sparked wild celebrations in Germany, but it was a case of so near yet so far for one unlucky punter.
Although the late winner against Sweden came from a free-kick, Kroos played a short pass to Marco Reus, who tapped it back into the path of Kroos to strike on goal.
It meant that his stunning effort was just inside the box – and that is what ruined Lee Robinson’s day.
— Lee Robinson (@popbobbins) June 23, 2018
Robinson had put together an unlikely treble for yesterday’s football; Romelu Lukaku to score a double for Belgium against Tunisia, Mexico to beat South Korea 2-1 and Toni Kroos to score from outside the box.
He put a £5 bet on using SkyBet and it gave him odds of 1049/1, which meant he would have been in line to net £5,250 if it came in.
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After Lukaku’s double and Mexico’s 2-1 victory, Robinson would have been thrilled to see the Real Madrid passmaster standing over the ball in added-on time, giving him one last shot at winning the cash.
But it was a case of agony, not ecstasy, as Kroos laid it off to Reus and struck the ball from inches inside the penalty box and Robinson was left empty-handed.