Champions League football takes centre stage this week and to celebrate adidas, they have released their new official Match Ball especially for the knock-out stages and final.
The white, black and gold adidas Finale Milano takes inspiration from the Italian city lucky enough to host the Champions League final in May – Milan.
Players such as Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Luis Suarez will all start using the ball as of February 16 as they bid to book their trip to the cultured city.
The design of the Finale Milano includes some of the city’s most iconic symbols, with the Teatro alla Scalais featuring alongside the infamous stairs of the San Siro where the final will take place.
The surrounding black stars on the ball each have a striking design, but also contribute to the ball’s performance with the star panel design based on the design of the UEFA Champions League logo.
Chelsea will be the first Premier League team to use the ball as they take on Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain in Paris on Tuesday night.