Football - Premier League

What did Tevez and Nasri's t-shirts mean?

Manchester City's action-packed season-opener against Southampton had it all - five goals in a match that could have gone either way, a penalty missed by David Silva and Sergio Aguero getting injured - as the champions started with a victory.

 
T-shirt conundrum at City - Football - Premier LeagueIMG
 

But among all the drama were two puzzling moments as first Carlos Tevez then Samir Nasri celebrated their goals by revealing T-shirts with baffling words written upon them.

So what did those messages mean?

First up was Tevez, whose shirt read "Lugano 1 y 2", which was apparently a reference to the apartment block in which he grew up in Buenos Aires.

It was a natural progression from the T-shirt he displayed after scoring in the charity shield, which read "Fuerte Apache" in reference to his old neighbourhood. He'll have to up the ante again next time: his specific apartment number is an obvious next step then we can probably expect messages like "bedroom at the back" or perhaps "bottom bunk".

T-shirt conundrum at City - Football - Premier League

As for Nasri? Well, Sunday saw not only the beginning of City's defence of their title, but also the Muslim holiday of Eid ul-Fitr which marks the end of Ramadan.

Nasri, who is of Algerian extraction, decided to celebrate with a T-shirt message saying "Eid Mubarak", which is usually translated into English as "blessed festival", and is the traditional greeting given by Muslims to each other on the Eid ul-Fitr holiday.

T-shirt conundrum at City - Football - Premier League

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