Punter scoops a cool 10k from a £5 bet after van Dijk’s late equaliser

Punter scoops a cool 10k from a £5 bet after van Dijk’s late equaliser

Bet365 offer bannerThe Dutchman’s last minute strike saw this punter win 10k off a fiver

As far as betting goes – this is right up there. One lucky punter won a staggering £10,000 after Virgil van Dijk scored a last minute goal in the Netherlands’ 2-2 draw away at Germany on Monday night.

The Bet365 account holder placed a pre-match £5 bet builder on Toni Kroos, Mats Hummels and Georginio Wijnaldum to be carded, alongside Liverpool defender van Dijk to score anytime during the game at the Veltins Arena.

Half of the bet came in during the first 45 minutes, as both Hummels and Wijnaldum found their way into the ref’s notepad, with Toni Kroos seeing yellow just seven minutes into the second-half, meaning all hope rested on the shoulders of the Dutch defender as the game entered the 53rd minute.

With the game all but over, and the Netherlands trailing their German counterparts 2-1 in injury time, van Dijk popped up at the back post to volley home a cute finish past Manuel Neuer. This goal not only saw the Netherlands qualify for next summer’s UEFA Nations League finals, but also meant that this extremely lucky football fan won one of the most outrageous bets of the decade.

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