When FC Barcelona and Real Madrid clash, the whole football world stops to pay attention. More than just a game, El Clasico pits two of the most successful and biggest football clubs in the world, as the giants of Spain come together.
This weekend sees the latest instalment as Madrid’s Estadio Santiago Bernabeu plays host to the 166th league contest, with Barcelona already claiming a sixteen point lead over their arch rivals. To many neutrals and Barca fans, the La Liga title is already being made room for in the Catalan trophy cabinet but Jose Mourinho’s side will be looking to spoil any premature celebrations in front of their passionate home fans.
The rivalry is not just confined to the two teams and their fans however, as everywhere you look on the pitch there there is a more subtle battle going on. With Nike putting their name to Barcelona’s football kit and Real Madrid sporting adidas, the two giants of sports clothing also go head to head. As if this wasn’t interesting enough, Barcelona’s Messi sports adiZero football boots whereas Ronaldo laces up his own distinct Nike Mecurial Vapor collection
It goes without saying that El Clasico is one of the great sporting spectacles anywhere in the world and so in honour of such a prestigious match, here at Lovell Soccer we are turning our attention to the kit you will see in action.
Built for speed, this lightweight elite performance football boot further enhances Nike’s status at the pinnacle of boot technology and innovation.
For players seeking a lightweight high performance model, then the Nike Mercurial Vapor IX FG Pro barely touches the scales at 191g (UK size 8). This minimalist design is delivered courtesy of a strong yet soft Premium Teijin microfibre upper which has taken inspiration from the dimpled surface of a golf ball and features debossed microgrooves. This approach has been applied to quite simply reduce air resistance and enhance ball control.
Reinforced moulded studs of varying length ensure light work is made of natural firm surfaces. The full length chassis combines two layers of glass-fibre composite to help reduce stud pressure whilst providing instant support and stability.
Created from soft goleo calf leather across the upper, this delivers a natural touch and feel to your play which has already proven to be highly popular amongst professionals and amateurs alike. Taking technology a step further and the upper area also incorporates adidas patented Sprintweb for excellent stability in high speed moves and the addition of an abrasion resistant kicking-zone.
Adidas have gone out of their way developing this boot to ensure maximum comfort and fit from heel to toe and anywhere else you can think of. To begin with the variable width lacing system is off centre and follows the natural contour of the foot to provide a better anatomical fit and feel to the F50 XTRX SG. This is backed up by an independent movable tongue providing a better fit with two slits at the top of the tongue producing a customized fit for any foot size.
At home on soft natural ground surfaces, the F50 features a hybrid configuration of screw-in and moulded studs to ensure optimum traction and high performance in training and match conditions. Those across the front of the sole deliver power into your game whilst the studs positioned over the heel ensure all-important stability in your play.
When a team is recognised around the world as much for the colours as their players, then you have a winning look. Barcelona’s latest offering is in keeping with tradition as maroon down the centre blends into midnight navy along the sides and sleeves. A truly distinct look both on and off the football pitch.
The FCB badge sits proudly stitched atop the left chest whilst the Nike swoosh is sported in yellow on the opposite side. Across the centre of the chest, the Qatar Foundation is printed in yellow whilst the right sleeve features the LFP badge. Towards the bottom of the reverse side, the Unicef sponsor is also printed in yellow.
Utilising Nike’s innovative Dri-FIT technology, the shirt helps to keep players and fans alike cool and dry by pulling away sweat from your body. The shirt has been specifically designed for a lightweight and breathable feel, whether worn for technical or casual use.
This is a replica of the Barcelona football shirt as worn by the likes of Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas, Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez.
A traditional all white offering is complemented by aqua and navy piping and adidas three stripes running along the shoulders. The Real Madrid badge is positioned on the left chest whilst the bwin sponsor is boldly printed in black across the middle. For an additional splash of colour, the LFP badge is stitched onto the right sleeve whilst a commemorative 110th anniversary navy and gold badge adorns the left sleeve.
Utilising adidas’s innovative ClimaCool® technology, the shirt helps to keep players and fans alike cool and dry for when the action really starts to heat up. To assist with cooling the body, ventilation panels are incorporated under the arms.
This is a replica of the Real Madrid football shirt as worn by the likes of international superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Karim Benzema.
Even though we can’t put you on the famous turf at the Bernabeu or Nou Camp, Lovell Soccer can kit you out like your idols and have you ready to support the most followed club football match in the world as well as the rest of La Liga.
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