Wear it with pride! Man City Women launch social media scarf hunt ahead of Champions League semi

Manchester City Women fans can show their support for the club – as they prepare to do Champions League semi-final battle – by looking for scarves dotted around the city centre.

More than 300 have been hidden in locations including Market Street, Victoria, Piccadilly, Northern Quarter and St Ann’s Square ahead of Saturday’s 2pm clash against Olympique Lyonnais at the Academy Stadium.

Fans who find scarves are encouraged to take one, wear it with pride and share a picture on social media using #CityvLyon.

“Saturday’s game against Lyon is set to be one of our toughest to date, so it’s incredible to see so much support for us across Manchester,” said Manchester City Women captain and England international Steph Houghton.

“People often underestimate the power of fan support in spurring the team on. Just knowing that everyone is behind us and helping us achieve our European dream is definitely increasing our desire to win this weekend.

“Seeing all the pictures on Twitter has been great too. Keep them coming!”

City, in their first year in the Champions’ League, have made history by qualifying for the semi-final, adding to their success on the pitch having won both the 2016 FA WSL and Continental Tyres Cup already this season.

Fans who find the scarves and showcase their support for the team will also be in with the chance of winning exclusive prizes, including golden tickets to attend the weekend’s unmissable game, a meet and greet with the team, signed player shirts and match tickets.

Share your support on Twitter and Instagram using #CityvLyon. Prizes will be distributed at random to those using the dedicated hashtag before 5pm on Friday April 21.

Tickets to Saturday’s game are priced at £6 adults and £4 for children (under 16). All tickets are available from For full competition terms and conditions please visit

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