Saudi Arabia’s Last-Gasp Winner Cashes Ninth Straight Over

Jun 25, 2018 2:23 PM EDT

Make it nine overs in a row in Russia.

Not only did Salem Al-Dawsari’s 95th-minute winner give Saudi Arabia (+420) a 2-1 win over Egypt, it also cashed the over (2) for the ninth consecutive match at the World Cup.

And with that late winner, Egypt (and anyone who backed the Pharaohs PK) endured the wrath of a morning moose — as they watched their early 1-0 lead evaporate and eventually combust in waning seconds of the match.

For 45 minutes, Egypt looked to be in control. Mo Salah’s 22′ goal to open up the scoring gave Pharaoh-backers a jolt of life  — despite the Liverpool sensation (somewhat oddly) refusing to celebrate his goal. This would be a bad omen of things to come, as Egypt would not have much to cheer about in the end.

The Pharaohs clung to that lead until the sixth added minute of the first half, when Salman Al-Faraj leveled the score with a penalty kick for Saudi Arabia. This would prove to be a gut shot for anyone clenching an Egypt ticket (now doused with sweat), but it would ultimately stand as the second most painful stoppage-time goal of the game they would concede.

Yep, unfortunately, that goal would pale in comparison to the 95′ dagger that would sink Egypt bettors in the end. And goalscorer Al-Dawsari would certainly not abstain from celebrating, as Salah did. Nope, Al-Dawsari would proceed to do a number of backflips to commemorate the occasion.

An emphatic end. To a heartbreaking moose. Just one of those World Cups for Egypt…

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