13 Player's Boots to Watch Out In UEFA Champions League This Week

The UEFA Champions League round of 16 continues today and tomorrow with the second part of the Round of 16 matches. We take a look at which player's boots you should pay attention, in cooperation with Football Boots DB.

2020-21 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Boots - Second Week - Boot Watch

With both Adidas and Nike fully having released their new boots in time for the Champions League knock-out stage, we will see most players in the latest colorways of the current silos. However, there are some players who will wear old or special cleats.

In fact, many athletes signed new endorsement deals in the past months, with Nike having lost various athletes. The Swoosh still supplies 53% of all Champions League players.

Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea

Antonio Rüdiger - Modified Nike Tiempo Legend III

Antonio Rüdiger could wear a custom pair of the Nike Tiempo Legend 3 football boots from 2009. The boots have been modified by @bwbootsuk for Antonio Rüdiger to fit his needs.

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César Azpilicueta - Adidas Copa Mundial 20 Eternal Class

Certainly the classiest boot on stage this week, César Azpilicueta is wearing the modern Adidas Copa Mundial 20 Eternal Class remake.

Olivier Giroud - Puma Ultra 1.2 Lazertouch

Giroud trained in the unreleased Puma Ultra 1.2 Lazertouch last week. Completely blackout, there were mistaken for the next-gen Puma Ultra 1.3 by some.

Lazio vs Bayern Munich

Leon Goretzka - Custom Blacked-Out Nike Mercurial Superfly VII

Leon Goretzka has blacked-out his Nike Mercurial Superfly 7 boots just last week. He seems to be the latest player to have left Nike.

Robert Lewandowski - Nike Phantom Venom

Lewandowski has been using the Nike Phantom Venom boots since several months, despite being spotted with Puma boots and, most lately, the latest Nike Mercurial Vapor 14.

Real Madrid vs Atalanta

Raphaël Varane - Puma Ultra 1.2

Raphaël Varane will make his first Champions League match since singing a deal with Puma.

Toni Kroos - Adidas 11pro

Kroos will be lacing up in the same boots as in all previous 200+ matches - the Adidas 11pro.

Josip Ilicic - Custom Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII Elite

Josip Iličić is wearing blue Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 boots with his name on the outstep. He was also spotted with a custom sky blue Vapor 13 boot in recent matches.

José Luis Palomino - Nike Mercurial Vapor XII Elite

Atalanta BC striker José Luis Palomino has been different colorways of the Nike Mercurial Vapor 12 boots in the past few weeks.

Gladbach vs Manchester City

Florian Neuhaus - Adidas Predator Absolute 20

Neuhaus gave us the world's first look at the back then unreleased Adidas Predator Absolute 20, and he could also wear them against Man City this week. However, he laced up in the Adidas Predator Freak.1 Low in the last match.

Marcus Thuram - Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII Elite Future DNA

Gladbach's French striker is wearing the Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII Elite Future DNA soccer cleats.

Raheem Sterling - Nike Phantom VNM

Sterling has been rumored to sign a record boot deal several times in the past few months. However, he is still lacing up in custom blacked-out Nike Phantom Venom cleats,

Phil Foden - Nike Phantom VNM

Phil Foden has been without a boot contract since several months. He is lacing up in the discontinued Nike Phantom Venom football boots.

Which of these boot choices is your favorite? Have we forgotten any interesting players and their interesting boots? Let us know in the comments below, and check out Football Boots DB for all UCL boot statistics.