The bettor failed to amass a substantial sum due to San Marino's goal
The Euro qualification matches provided an excellent opportunity to reap a handsome reward from wagers. Such was the calculation of a British punter who constructed an elegant accumulator comprising 14 events. This player could have transformed 20 pounds into 3000, a substantial sum even for a Briton.
Everything unfolded most splendidly, as bets were placed on Portugal's victories against Slovakia, followed by Bosnia and Herzegovina, while Italy effortlessly dispatched Malta. The Romanians triumphed over Andorra, and our protagonist wagered on Turkey's success against Latvia and Georgia's victory against Cyprus. Denmark vanquished Kazakhstan, and Greece overcame Northern Ireland. Additionally, there was a wager on Spain's success against the Scots.
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Beyond mere outcomes, bets were placed on both Belgium and Sweden scoring goals, a wager that materialized as the teams found the net before the match was halted. Several such goal-related bets were in play. Tragically, the fateful encounter between San Marino and Denmark proved to be the undoing, as a bet was placed on the teams not exchanging goals. It's worth noting that the Danes emerged victorious with a score of 2-1.
What made this particularly galling was San Marino's first goal in two years, underscoring that statistics aren't always a dependable guide. The goal was a product of serendipity, featuring a deflection off a Danish player, rendering the goalkeeper powerless to react. While the bettor did not secure the 3000 pounds, it's certain that the small nation of San Marino celebrated this significant occurrence.