Michy Batshuayi gives hilarious response to Belgium shirt mix-up as teammate Dedryck Boyata wears his no.23 during Russia clash

18 Nov

Dedryck Boyata inadvertently played in teammate Michy Batshuayi’s shirt during Belgium’s 4-1 Euro 2020 qualifier win over Russia.

While Batshuayi was on the bench for Belgium, Boyata took to the field in Saint Petersburg wearing the Chelsea striker’s attire.

And while the Hertha Berlin centre-back had correctly remembered to wear his no.4 shorts, onlookers noticed that his shirt sported a different number – and name!

However, match officials failed to notice the mismatch and Boyata wore the shirt for the entire first-half, only changing into the correct jersey at the interval.

In the 77th minute, Batshuayi was introduced, with Belgium proving too strong as goals from Eden and Thorgan Hazard and Romelu Lukaku earned all three points.

After the game, Batshuayi had a brilliant response to Boyata wearing his Belgium shirt.

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Replying to a picture on Twitter, the striker joked: “He realised his dream.”

The Tweet has been liked more than 96,000 times.

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