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Reactions as Drake Loses Over N550million Betting Barcelona to Beat Real Madrid

Report shows Drake has lost almost 600 million Naira betting on his favourite club, FC Barcelona to beat Real Madrid in first El Clasico game in 2022/23 season.

The Drake Curse in betting is powerful after losing over 130 million betting on Kamaru Usman, he has lost another 550 million naira betting on Barcelona to beat Real Madrid in El Clasico.

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Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in the first El Clasico of the 2022/23 La Liga season played on Sunday, October 16, 2022.

Barcelona and Real Madrid were level on points but with contrasting fortunes coming into the biggest game of the season so far.

While their league record was tied, Barcelona were on the brink of being eliminated from the Champions League after a 3-3 draw against Inter Milan in midweek.

Barcelona manager, Xavi Hernandez was under pressure hence a host of changes to the starting lineup for the El Clasico.

It took Real Madrid just 12 minutes to break the deadlock when Karim Benzema connected with a rebound from a shot by Vinicius Junior.

In the 35th minute, Federico Valverde converted a ball through to him by Ferland Mendy to put Real Madrid two goals up going to the halftime break.

Barcelona boss Xavi made several changes as the Catalan side began the second period chasing the game.

However, it was not up until the 83rd minute that Barcelona would pull one back when Ferran Torres converted a backheel by Robert Lewandowski.

Barcelona pressed for the equalizer but against the run of play, Real Madrid were awarded a penalty that Rodrygo dispatched to seal the victory.

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Before the El Clasico at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, it was announced by audio streaming and media services provider Spotify that the Drake’s OVO Owl will take center stage on the Barcelona jersey.

The sponsor of FC Barcelona, Spotify celebrated Drake’s Owl following his accomplishment on the streaming platform.

Drake, a Barcelona fan before the game also revealed that he has placed a bet on the Catalan team to defeat Real Madrid.

Drake's betting on Real Madrid vs Barcelona

The Canadian musician bet that Arsenal would beat Leeds United in a Premier League clash and Arsenal beat Leeds United 1-0, but Barcelona failed to win against Real Madrid.

Drake bet 833,333 dollars on the two games estimated to win 3.9 million dollars in return.

Following Barcelona’s loss to rivals Real Madrid, Drake lost a whopping sum of 450 million naira converted to Nigerian currency.

Fans trolled Drake after wasting a huge amount of money on Barcelona and reminded him of his previous losses.

Drake bet on Nigeria’s Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) to defeat Leon Edwards at Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 278.

Usman lost the UFC welterweight title and Drake lost a whopping sum of over 130 million naira.