Alanna Kennedy had a brilliant reaction after catching sight of her broken nose on the big screen during Australia’s friendly encounter with New Zealand.
The defender was substituted in the 74th minute after a collision which left her nose swollen and crooked.
The injury warranted immediate medical attention, and as she was being tended to, Kennedy caught sight of her nose on the big screen.
She turned to get a better look at herself, before gasping and mouthing the words: “Oh my God”.
The 13,077-strong crowd at the GIO Stadium in Canberra then erupted with laughter, with the television footage also showing the New Zealand bench giggling among themselves.
Fortunately, Kennedy saw the funny side, and the 27-year-old laughed along too as she continued to watch herself on the big screen.
Video: Alanna Kennedy’s brilliant reaction to broken nose
Australia defeated New Zealand 3-1 after a Hayley Raso strike and two goals from Sam Kerr in the first half.
Hannah Wilkinson hit back for the Football Ferns just before half-time, but her side were unable to find the net again in a goalless second half.
The match was less dramatic then the encounter between the two nations last Friday, which ended 2-1 after last gasp goals from Kerr and Emily Van Egmond.
New Zealand had been leading from Anna Green’s thunderbolt in the 30th minute until Van Egmond’s equaliser in the 90+4th minute.
this has no business being this funny 😭 pic.twitter.com/ndmPThvo6O— 🌻🍊 (@amy6amy) April 12, 2022
Kennedy then set up Kerr for the winner two minutes later, clinching a sensational victory for the Matildas.
The 27-year-old, who has 105 caps for Australia, currently plies her trade for Manchester City.
The Women’s Super League side will be hoping Kennedy makes a speedy recovery from her nose injury as they look to earn a Champions League qualification spot.