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Arno Verschueren made the equalizer for Sparta Rotterdam against FC Twente (1-1) on Friday evening. The goal of the Belgian was striking, because his girlfriend was in the stadium.
Verschueren scored his five previous hits when his girlfriend was not present. The Sparta Rotterdam midfielder even received cinema tickets to keep her friend away from Het Kasteel, but that was in vain. “She really wanted to come and see it, it had been planned for a long time,” Verschueren says in front of the camera of ESPN.
“The club did indeed have cinema tickets for her, I gave them to her yesterday, but she went anyway,” he continues. “I scored, and now we have those cinema tickets left.”
Verschueren was already warned at home to break the curse. “Just make sure you score a goal, she said, otherwise you won’t get in here,” he laughs. “Now I’m glad she was there, because if I had scored again without her, she wouldn’t have come in here, I’m afraid.”