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Champions League Adidas release new ball for knockout stages, final

The design for the new ball takes inspiration from Kiev, host city of the final.

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Adidas' Champions League ball play Adidas release new ball for Champions League knockout stages and final (Adidas)

Sports kit giants Adidas have released a new match ball for the knockout stages and final of the 2017/2018 Champions League season.

The Champions League returns on Tuesday, February 13 and in what has become a tradition for Adidas, they have unveiled a different ball to be used for the knockout stages and the final.

Adidas' Champions League ball play The new ball takes inspiration from Kiev, the host city of the final in May 2018 (Adidas)

 

With the 2018 Champions League final to be played in Kiev, Ukraine on Saturday, May 26, Adidas have taken inspiration from the host city to design the new ball.

The new design, as usual, comes with the Champions League stars that the competition has been known with since 2000.

Adidas' Champions League ball play Adidas release new ball for Champions League knockout stages and final (Adidas)

 

There is also a touch of blue and yellow used in the Ukrainian flag. There are also silver codas that look like a sunburst.

Second round fixtures

The first leg of Second round fixtures kicks off on Tuesday, February 13 when Juventus host Tottenham and Premier League leaders Manchester City travel to Switzerland to face FC Basel.

On Wednesday, February 14, Liverpool make the trip to Portugal to face FC Porto while defending champions Real Madrid host Paris Saint-Germain.

On Tuesday, February 20, Bayern Munich host Besiktas while old Champions League rivalry will be stirred up when Chelsea welcome Barcelona.

On Wednesday, February 21, Sevilla play host to Manchester United while Roma make the trip to Ukraine to face Shakhtar Donetsk.

The final will be held at the NSK Olimpiyskyi Stadium in Ukraine.

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