Spanish league La Liga have unveiled new Puma balls as the official matchday balls for the 2020/2020 season.
The two balls unveiled are the Accelerate, which will be the primary ball for the season and comes in traditional white and the Adrenalina which comes in lemon tonic fluo yellow and will be used for the El Clasico, Derbies and other decisive fixtures.
The balls will be used for the top flight and second division in Spain.
According to a statement from La Liga, the new Puma balls have been created to capture and amplify the incredible moments of the league.
“The ball accelerates the fans heartbeats with the action on the pitch and produces adrenaline in their bodies as their passion flows through their veins,” part of the statement read.
“The Accelerate match ball is designed to adapt to the precise and fast-paced action of LaLiga and is symbolic of how the games accelerate the fans heart rates.
“The Accelerate is a traditional white ball featuring the colours of the LaLiga logo integrated into the design with custom acceleration graphics to showcase the explosive speed of the ball when moving.”
“The Adrenalina design features electrifying patterns symbolizing the nerves in the body to reflect the heartbeat increasing and the body producing adrenaline in the players on the pitch and the fans in the stands,” La Liga also revealed.
Both the Accelerate and Adrenalina are FIFA quality approved, guaranteeing the highest level of performance.
The balls were made with state-of-the-art design, incorporating the latest technologies developed by Puma.
The footballs are high frequency moulded for excellent shape retention, durability and reduced water absorption.
A unique eight-panel configuration reduces the number of seams resulting in larger panels for a better connection with the ball. A 3D textural 1.2mm PU surface is integrated for improved aerodynamics, and increased resistance to abrasion and wear, resulting in greater durability.
A newly developed POE foam has been added to improve touch by increasing sensitivity, providing a firmer touch, improved rebound consistency and explosive power. Both colour combinations offer excellent visibility of trajectory and explosive speed.