Carli Lloyd scores on her Champions League debut, wears strange shirt number
March 23, 2017
Two-time FIFA World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd scored on her Women’s Champions League debut for Manchester City, providing the only goal in the first leg of their quarterfinal against Fortuna Hjorring.
This shouldn’t be terribly surprising. What was a bit curious, however, was the shirt number Lloyd wore for the match: №55. There was good reason why she couldn’t wear her customary №10 (Daphne Corboz wore it in earlier rounds of the competition), so it seems Lloyd got a bit creative, adding two fives together to imply her preferred number.
Making her @UWCL debut, @CarliLloyd will wear number 55 tonight, as @DaphCorboz wore 10 in previous rounds. #mcwfc pic.twitter.com/rmd36eSIDA
— Man City Women (@ManCityWomen) March 23, 2017
Alex Morgan, another American on loan in Europe, also made her Champions League debut for Lyon and also had to get a bit creative with her shirt number. She opted to flip her usual №13 to №31. And during the first half against Wolfsburg, she hit the post. Blame the number.
[PRO-UWCL] Wolfsburg 0-0 OL > Replay 1MT poteau d'@alexmorgan13 #WOBOL #TeamOL pic.twitter.com/q3lkC50sQN
— OL Foot Feminin (@OLFootFeminin) March 23, 2017