Atlético Wear Special Kit vs Celtic
Update: Like 50 years ago, Atlético wore red/blue/red against Celtic. According to reports, the change was also due to a clash with Celtic's white and green kit. Footy Headlines has received information that Atlético also have a navy makeshift kit, but they opted to wear red/blue/red as they did in the 1973-94 season.
Update: Atletico Madrid have revealed images of the special shirt to be worn vs Celtic. It is the same as the special kit from the 2021-22 season, just with a different sponsor and without the 75th-anniversary logo. By wearing red, Atlético pay homage to the red kit worn in the famous battle away against Celtic 50 years ago.
Atlético are set to don a special retro jersey when they face Celtic, reminiscent of the one worn in the 1974 European Cup semi-final.
In that historic match, known as 'The Battle of Glasgow,' Atleti battled against Celtic with only eight players remaining on the pitch at full-time, managing a 0-0 draw.
They intend to pay homage to this iconic moment by wearing a red shirt, blue pants, and red socks - the same attire from 1974. This gesture is a recognition of the players who participated in that match and the club's history.
"This Wednesday we meet again with a historic club in a mythical stadium, Celtic Park, where we will have the honor of reliving a duel that half a century later continues to remain in the memory of all Atlético players," says our president, Enrique Cerezo .
"For all the players who played in that match, and that great European Cup, it is a huge recognition that fifty seasons later, the team is wearing the same uniform again at Celtic Park. It fills us with pride now as it filled us with pride then, not only for defending Atlético de Madrid, but also because for people like Reina, Melo, Irureta, Gárate and myself, it was wearing the same colors that we defended with the Spanish team. That semi-final was very special, we had just won the League the previous season and we eliminated a European champion at a very good moment in our careers ," says Adelardo himself, who wore the captain's armband on those historic nights.
Atlético released a special-edition 75th anniversary fourth kit during the 2021-22 season.
We expect something similar, if not exactly the same design, for Wednesday's game.
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