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I Lost €100 Bet With Messi Over Penalty –Szczesny

I Lost €100 Bet With Messi Over Penalty –Szczesny

Poland goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny has revealed that he lost a €100 bet with Lionel Messi.

Szczesny saved Messi’s penalty in his side’s 2-0 defeat to La Albiceleste on Wednesday night.

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Szczesny’s penalty save from Messi would ultimately prove crucial for Poland in the goal difference battle with Mexico, but the decision by referee Danny Makkelie to award the spot-kick surprised the Juventus goalkeeper, who was judged to have caught Messi in the face with his arm while collecting an aerial ball.

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Makkelie reviewed the incident on VAR before awarding the penalty and Szczesny said he was so convinced that the referee would reject the penalty claims that he made a bet with Messi.

“We spoke before the penalty and I told would bet him €100 that he [referee] wasn’t going to give it,” Szczesny told TV2. “So I’ve lost a bet against Messi.

“I don’t know if that’s allowed at the World Cup — I’m probably going to get banned for it! But I don’t care right now.

“I’m not going to pay him either — he doesn’t care about €100 I think he has enough.”

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