Odd combinations, stunning goals and deadly partnerships. Let’s see what caught our eye this week in a new edition of Cleat Spotting!
Christoph Kramer (Bayer Leverkusen) – adidas X 15 and Ace 15
Luar biasa! Christoph Kramer kaki kanan Adidas ACE15 Leather kaki kiri Adidas X15 Leather pic.twitter.com/eBZgvQtQvT
— ID Football Boots (@IDFootballBoots) October 26, 2015
Remember Christoph Kramer? The German player who had to be subbed in the 2014 FIFA World Cup following a nasty collision with Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo. He is now playing for Bayer Leverkusen and, maybe inspired by Puma’s Trick cleats, boasted a strange combination this weekend when they faced Hamburg in the Bundesliga. Maybe it was a one-game thing, as he laced the adidas Ace 15 + Primeknit cleats against AS Roma in the UEFA Champions League. Didier Drogba (Montreal Impact) – Nike Mercurial Vapor
Didier Drogba’s MLS season by numbers: 11 games 11 goals 13 chances created 25.6% chance conversion Top form. pic.twitter.com/Tysv8sO73F
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 26, 2015
He scores when he wants, Didier Drogba seems to be enjoying his time in the Major League Soccer. The Ivorian has become one of the most prolific strikers in the league since his arrival to Montreal Impact a few months ago. In the last game of the regular season against Toronto FC, Drogba left numerous open mouths in the stands and living rooms with two stunning backheel goals scored within two minutes to secure a crucial win that will see Montreal host Toronto in the Knockout Round of the Audi 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs.
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) – Puma evoPOWER 1.2
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 24, 2015
Arsenal are enjoying themselves lately. A midweek victory against German giants Bayern Munich leveled-up their confidence, and went to the Premier League to beat Everton 2-1 with goals by Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny. Giroud has showed his value by scoring vital goals for the Gunners, using his physical strength to overcome defenders and goalkeepers on his Puma evoPOWER 1.2 cleats. We’ll see if Giroud and Arsenal can hold their form consistently through the season, being a team that usually falls down in one point of the year to let their title chances go away. Luis Suarez (FC Barcelona) – adidas X 15 + Primeknit
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 26, 2015
Luis Suarez’ arrival to Barcelona a year ago was surrounded by many doubts of whether he would do as good as he was in Liverpool. Fortunately, the Uruguayan not only adapted to the club, but also formed on of Europe’s most feared attacking trio alongside Neymar and Lionel Messi. He celebrated his first year with the blaugrana in style, scoring a hat-trick against Eibar in La Liga. Messi may be injured right now, but Barcelona can rest assured that their attack is in good hands (or feet) with Neymar and Suárez on the front.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) – Nike Mercurial Superfly
— Goal (@goal_intl) October 25, 2015
Another man in the spotlight is Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. His numbers this season have been really impressive, as he has scored 20 goals and assisted 6 in just 17 games. Last week only he scored two successive hat-tricks, one in the Europa League against Qäbälä and on Sunday against FC Augsburg. Oddly enough, he has switched to Nike Mercurial Superfly cleats from the Hypervenom Phantom II, a change that many players have done during the past few weeks.
Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) – Puma evoSPEED SL
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) October 17, 2015
Marco Reus is Aubameyang’s best pal in BVB, not only off the pitch, but also during the games. The pair of them enjoyed the game against Augsburg, and Reus managed to score two goals on his Bright Blue Puma evoSPEED SL cleats. Reus has been improving exponentially since his return form injury, becoming an important name for Dortmund once again. Fans will be crossing their fingers for Reus to keep healthy for what’s left of the season.
That’s all for this week. Let us know what you spotted in the comments section below!