Arsenal v Barcelona + Juventus v Bayern - Champions League Boot Preview

Champions League is back today, for what promises to be interesting and exciting match-ups between some of the greatest teams in Europe. This not only applies to the matches themselves, but also the boots worn by the players competing in them, as we'll be able to see interesting boot choices and even world premieres. But let's get right into it.

Arsenal v FC Barcelona - Boot Preview

This is the lineup Arsenal is expected to field in the first leg against Barcelona.

Arsenal's boot lineup is not only the one with the smallest Adidas and Nike share amongst today's teams (combined 7), it additionally features some interesting details. Héctor Bellerín, Nacho Monreal, Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey sport the latest colorways from New Balance and Puma, respectively.

On Barcelona's side, things are split fairly even between Adidas (5 players) and Nike (6), with Lionel Messi switching to the latest colorway of his very own Adidas football boots being the stand-out feature for the Catalans in terms of boots.

Juventus v Bayern München - Boot Preview

This is the expected Juventus Boot XI for the Champions League game versus FC Bayern.

Mario Mandzukic is set to return to action against his old team, and even wear his new 'camouflaged' Nike Hypervenom Phinish cleats for the very first time. Other than that, Paul Pogba is highly expected to lace up in the regular Adidas Ace 16+ PureControl colorway, further confirming his imminent switch to the Three Stripes.

The Bayern Munich Boot XI only includes Adidas and Nike players. The most unexpected boot choice in this lineup is set to be Xabi Alonso who was spotted wearing old-gen Adidas Ace boots in the last pre-match training session. Both Robert Lewandowski and Thiago wear regular Nike Hypervenom Phantom II soccer boots.

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