On the eve of the kickoff of the knockout stages of the Champions League, UEFA unveiled on Monday the new official ball for the competition until the final to be held on May 29 in Istanbul.
You probably weren’t expecting it, but it is here! “Finale Istanbul 21” is the name of the new official Champions League ball. It was presented by UEFA on Monday on the eve of the start of the round of 16 of the queen competition with, on the menu from Tuesday, a sumptuous Barça-PSG (to be followed live on RMC Sport). The Adidas-designed ball will be used by players until May 29, the date of the final at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul.
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A special balloon for the 20th anniversary of the “starry” concept
The equipment manufacturer wanted to mark the 20th anniversary of the “star” concept, by bringing together all the designs from the previous 20 Champions League finals. Every year and every city is featured on the red headlines.
As always, the ball offers full control, excellent stability in flight and a perfect grip thanks to the heat-sealed hexagons, the superimposed stars and its grainy texture, says UEFA. Using a durable glue, it has a surface seamless for even more precision in the touch on the field. ” All that remains is to put it as often as possible at the bottom of the nets.