Nike Night Rising collection revealed
Nike have repeated their bold strategy from last year: a striking design used only by some of their top clubs. So far they have unveiled third kits for FC Barcelona, Manchester City, Inter Milan and Galatasaray, but expect other clubs to join in the coming weeks. All kits features an black ombré graphic on the sleeves and shorts combined with a color specifically picked for each team.
UEFA Champions League action
— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) septiembre 18, 2015
The top club tournament from Europe is finally underway. The first matchweek delivered handful pack of action, emotions and great goals. We saw the on-field debut for some great kits, such as PSG’s Dark Light and Manchester United striking third uniform. Here are this week’s highlights:
Manchester United return to the UCL was an upset, they saw defeat against PSV despite Memphis Depay’s early goal. Paris Saint-Germain, on the other hand, earned a victory against Malmö – Zlatan’s old club – in Sweden.
Cristiano Ronaldo delivered an stunning performance, as he scored a hat-trick in Real Madrid’s victory against Shakhtar Donetsk. Juventus came back from behind to defeat Manchester City in a thrilling game in England with Buffon as the night’s hero.
AS Roma and FC Barcelona starred in the game of the week with an exciting draw and a goal scored from midfield. Mexican star Chicharito Hernandez scored his first official goal for Bayer Leverkusen in their 4-1 win on BATE Borisov.
Chelsea were the only English team to get three points in the first week, easily defeating Maccabi Tel Aviv on Wednesday. Bayern Munich traveled to Greece to face Olympiakos, coming home with a 0-3 victory with Thomas Müller showing once again his talent.
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New Balance unveil new colorways for Furon and Visaro
New Balance broke into the soccer cleats market with their astonishing Furon and Visaro silos, designed to “Take Chances” and “Make Chances” on the field. On Friday a new paint job for both cleats was unveiled, featuring new and vivid colors that will surely stand out with stars such as Aaron Ramsey, Alvaro Negredo, Samir Nasri, Jesus Navas and Vincent Kompany.
UEFA Europa League action
— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) septiembre 17, 2015
This year’s UEFA Europa League has got a lot of historical and successful clubs, and that means we can get some really amazing matchups. Here are some insights from Thursday action:
The game of the day was undoubtedly the clash between Ajax and Celtic, two great clubs that are part of European soccer great history. The match ended with a 2-2 tie, a reflection of two sides equally leveled that delivered quality soccer on the field.
Borussia Dortmund began their 2015/16 international journey with a home win against Krasnodar, turning things to their favor after conceding early in the game. Liverpool’s first test was against Bordeaux in France, were they managed to rescue a point that could be precious later in the season.