So as mentioned on Monday, the adidas Finale Berlin – the Official Match Ball for the knock-out stages and the Final of the most prestigious club competition in global football – is here.
With the UEFA Champions League having embarked on its most exciting stage, the ball is ready to become the centre of attention once again, and will shine throughout the pitches of Europe; from the knock-out stages, all the way to the Final.
Inspired by the cultured and design full hub that is Berlin, the ball carries many a nod to the City. The Brandenburg Gate set in front of the legendary Olympiastadion Berlin, sits proudly at the top of the ball. It is of course, the setting for this year´s ultimate UEFA Champions League Final, which will take place on Saturday 6th June.
The surrounding stars on the ball each have a bold and colourful design,including the other key Berliner symbol: the bear. The vibrant mix of colour is also typical of the the expressive, artistic and free spirited German capital city.
Taking a look, close up of the ball – it’s a bit of a game changer this one – letting the creativity spill onto the pitch in such a beautiful fashion – I’m a massive fan of the Finale Berlin.
Not hard to see why…
As with all UEFA Champions League Official Match Balls, the adidas Finale Berlin features an outer coating texture designed to provide optimal grip at the point of impact. The thermally bonded star panel design on the match ball, based on the design of the UEFA Champions League logo, provides a seamless surface and first-class performance.
The Finale Berlin is also be showcased in this week´s Gamedayplus episode, the 7th of the series, which will include an exclusive stadium tour at Chelsea with none other than star defender Gary Cahill. The instalment will also give a special behind the scenes look at the shooting of adidas most recent ´There will be Haters´ campaign advert, featuring Leo Messi, James Rodriguez, Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale, Benzema. Unique access all round.
To cap it off adidas had a chat with FC Basel´s Fabian Frei who teed-up the knock-out clash with FC Porto.
Watch the latest episode here:
Well worth a watch.