The season roared back into life after last week’s international break with some truly sensational results and incredible goals. Here’s what caught our eye.
Steven Naismith (Everton) – adidas ACE15
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) September 12, 2015
Probably the result of this weekend was Everton’s convincing 3-1 win over Chelsea. Largely responsible for the victory was Everton’s Steven Naismith who scored something of a complete hat trick (header, left foot, right foot) and left the defending champions in a continued state of turmoil. Naismith was wearing the adidas ACE15 and more than lived up to the boot’s tagline: “Be the Difference”.
Anthony Martial (Manchester United) – Nike Mercurial Superfly
The world’s most expensive teenager had a dream debut for Manchester United on Saturday, scoring an incredible goal against Liverpool. United came out 3-1 winners in the derby, with Martial scoring the crucial third goal. People have drawn comparison between Martial’s goal and one scored by Thierry Henry – a player with whom he has been likened to – but only time will tell if he lives up to such comparison. Martial was wearing the Nike Mercurial Superfly, a fitting boot for United’s exciting and explosive new forward.
Fredy Guarin (Inter Milan) – Nike Magista Obra
— Serie A News (@TransfersCalcio) September 13, 2015
Inter made it three wins in their first three with a confidence boosting 1-0 derby win over Milan. Milan’s Mario Balotelli nearly made the game his after coming on as a substitute on the hour mark and hitting the post, but it was Inter’s Fredy Guarin who scored the crucial goal in the Derby Della Madonnina. The Colombian was in the turqoise blue Magista Obra released back in July as part of Nike’s Lightning Storm pack.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) Nike Mercurial Superfly
— Real Madrid C. F. (@realmadrid) September 13, 2015
It’s almost become commonplace for Cristiano Ronaldo to score a stupid number of goals, but even by his standards five in one game is something special. It took Ronaldo less than 20 minutes to score the first three in Real’s 6-0 demolition of Espanyol. In doing so, he not only ended his eight game goal drought, but also became Real’s all time leading La Liga goal scorer. Ronaldo, wasn’t wearing a bespoke Mercurial Superfly as we’ve come to expect from him, but the ‘regular’ Hyper Pink Lightning Storm. Trust us when we say we can’t see that lasting for much longer.
Kei Kamara (Columbus Crew) – adidas X15
— Columbus Crew SC (@ColumbusCrewSC) September 14, 2015
Potential MLS MVP Kei Kamara scored a brace against Philadelphia, bringing his season total to 20. Kamara now has a somewhat comfortable three goal cushion over Sebastian Giovinco in second and we wouldn’t be surprised if that increases. Considering how deadly he has proven himself to be this season, it comes as little surprise that Kamara’s boot of choice has been the adidas X15. Released last season after adidas revamped their boot offerings, its come to be regarded as a forwards boot.
One to watch…
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – adidas Messi15
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 12, 2015
Admittedly Messi is always “one to watch” but this week doubly so. Messi and Barcelona begin the defence of their Champions League crown with a potentially tricky trip to Roma on Wednesday. What we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for is the possible debut of Messi’s brand new adidas Messi15 colourway. Released last week, it features a white and blue upper design inspired by the Albiceleste colors of Argentina. Its a great looking colourway that Messi himself is said to have helped design and we can’t wait to see it on pitch.