Bayern Marketing Reasons?! Players Say That They Had Problems Due To Kit Clash In Leipzig vs Bayern German Cup Final

Sunday, 26 May 2019
Yesterday, we reported that Bayern Munich made a last-minute change to white shorts in order to avoid a clash with Leipzig. However, even with the change to white shorts, it was not easier to distinguish both teams...

Bayern Munich Switch to White Teamwear Shorts to Avoid Cup Final Kit Clash

Already during the match spectators, complained that it would be hard to distinguish both teams. After the match, players and officials admitted that it was also hard for them because of the jerseys...

Leipzig vs Bayern Kit Clash - White / Red / Red vs Red / White / White

Leipzig, officially the home team at this year's finals, wore white jerseys, red shorts and red socks, while Bayern Munich wore the exact opposite: red jerseys, white shorts, white socks.

The DFB had nodded off this combination - originally even a more spectator- and referee-unfriendly variant had been planned: According to the Bavarians, they had agreed with RB on red-white-red against white-red-white at the finalists' meeting in mid-May.

Only after consultation with the DFB did a slight adjustment take place: red-white-white against white-red-red. According to the Bavarians, this should "ensure a better differentiation of the teams for referees and fans".

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However, it was also difficult for the players on the pitch to always recognize the difference.

This is only partially successful. "It wasn't a happy choice", said Leipzig's goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi afterwards on behalf of "Sky". "It was also difficult for the players on the pitch to always see the difference. I can understand that it was difficult for the spectators." Thomas Müller "found it a bit strange even before the match". But after the 3-0 triumph he also said: "Now I honestly don't care".

Kit Clash Becuase of Marketing Reasons?!

In the Bundesliga match just two weeks ago, Bayern Munich wore their anthracite third jersey away at Leipzig. In the DFB Pokal final, they wanted to show off their new home kit, just as in all finals in the past few years. So it was mainly to marketing reasons....

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