Real Madrid's hunt for la decima begins once more tonight, as they visit Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb. And their opponents will be seeing red as the new Champions League third kit will be introduced at tonight's match.
The jersey's logo reads: "Diferente color, mismo espiritu" (different colour same spirit). However, the color is not entirely new, for this will be the fourth time in their illustrious history that los Blancos wear red. It has been 38 years since the club has sported an all-red kit.
The first thing you will notice about the design is that it is, as adidas said, very simple and very red. I'm still not sure what I think about the new design, but I'm excited to see how Madrid will look in action tonight. More on the jersey after the jump.
Below is a video of the new kit with epic music so take a look and tell us what you think!
Adidas's Facebook page has more on the design; however, it is in Spanish, so I have it translated below:
We are proud to present the new Real Madrid away kit for the UEFA Champions League season 2011/12. Starting today, Madrid fans will find in the official Real Madrid shop, adidas and other authorized dealers, the equipment that their idols will debut tonight in the match against Dinamo Zagreb.
The story retraces its steps: Real Madrid played in red in the 70s. At that time, many major players in the history of the club wore this shirt. Today, the players wear red again. With their successes, they will become future legends of Real Madrid.
A simple t-shirt design, in which red is center stage, is evident in this new uniform. As brightly-colored and energetic as the fire that will shine light in the evenings as the Whites own the highest European club competition, the UEFA Champions League.
From adidas, we wanted to maximize this brilliant past tribute to the white club and have developed a new fabric for the t-shirt: a new blend of polyester fibers with a special treatment that gives it the look and feel of cotton (the material with which the shirts were made in the past), keeping the technical characteristics of lightness, breath-ability and the comfort of the company.
I'm still in the process of learning Spanish, so I used translator for most of the document. Because of this, I have had to reword some of it, so that it makes sense. If I have made any wild errors that majorly affect the translation please do not hesitate to tell me so I can correct them.
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