Laughter. PSG has just reversed a situation that seemed desperate in the stoppage of play of its quarter-final of the Champions League against Atalanta Bergamo, this Wednesday, August 12, but Corentin and his friends are bent in front of their television in Saône -and-Loire. The group of friends is not recovering from the “improbable” bet that the 23-year-old has just won thanks to the unlikely hero of the Parisians' crazy evening: Eric Choupo-Moting.
“When I saw him come back (Editor's note: in the 79th minute) , I told my friends that I was putting ten euros on the fact that he scored. In my head, I thought I wasted that money, but, hey, it was more for fun, he explains. One of my friends had bet on a goal from Neymar, another on Thiago Silva. They told me that they were more likely than I to see their bet come true. "
"He made me earn 65 euros"
In France, they were not very numerous to have the same inspiration as Corentin according to the figures of online betting sites. At Winamax, only 15 people had bet before the meeting on a Choupo-Moting achievement, for a total of 202 euros. For comparison, Neymar had attracted 280,000 euros of stake. During the meeting, 129 punters believed in the chances of the Cameroonian. Which made them win 4629 euros.
@UnibetFrance how many free bets is this HUGE risk taking worth? 😭😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/gA3ng9ukKc- Nozco (@coconozco) August 12, 2020
For his live bet, Corentin benefited from an odds of 7.5. “I didn't even look at her when I placed that bet,” he smiles. At first, we thought it was Neymar who scored the second Parisian goal. But when we heard the commentator announce the name of Choupo-Moting, we exploded. If we take away my basic stake, we can say that it saved me 65 euros. "
The money paid off part of the price of the evening's food and drinks, but was largely kept in the young man's Unibet account. “Choupo-Moting allows me to bet quietly on the continuation of Final 8 of the Champions League, describes the bettor. There, I have already handed over the draw of Atlético de Madrid against Leipzig and that of Barça against Bayern Munich. “Two options less improbable than a goal of a man a time removed by his club from the list of players responsible for playing in the Champions League.