Money is unlikely an issue for Manchester City starlet Leroy Sane, but he has shown that he can appreciate the frustration when a football fan misses out on a big payout from a bookie.
On this occasion, a punter in Germany was 13 minutes away from scooping €34,200 (£28,858) on a €2 bet, but Sane ruined the dream when he scored in the 82nd minute of City’s win over Monaco at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.
It was a frantic match as the North-West outfit came from behind twice to claim a 5-3 victory and give themselves a two-goal cushion heading into the second leg of their last-16 tie in the Champions League.
Sane was delighted to net his fourth goal of the season but in complete contrast, the fan in Germany would have been raging.
Everything was going to plan for the punter, who bet that Atletico Madrid would defeat Bayer Leverkusen 4-2, and his 4-3 prediction for the City game looked like the right shout when John Stones nudged the English club in front, but it was not to be.
Sane found out about the fans’ misery and offered his apologies on Twitter.
— Leroy Sané (@LeroySane19) February 22, 2017