Insight

In the mixer

New shirts, retro boots and the Rolling Stones – it’s quite the setlist for our latest rundown of Champions League content that’s caught our eye

Boots

Zizou shoe, take two

Adidas predator mania

We don’t need to ask whether you recognise these boots – we know you do. Because yes, adidas has rereleased the Predator Mania and they’re all red, black and white colourway, actual laces and an actual tongue. They were most famously worn by Zinédine Zidane, specifically when he scored that utterly ridiculous volleyed winner against Bayern Leverkusen in the 2002 Champions League final. In honour of that iconic moment, this release was limited to 2,002 pairs, for obvious reasons. Which is great for number symmetry but less good for all those who have subsequently missed out on getting a pair.

Shirt

Perfect fit

New kits

We’re very excited to see not one but two teams featuring green-and-white hooped home shirts in this season’s Champions League, as Celtic return alongside Sporting. In particular, we’re loving the subtle pattern within the green of the Celtic bands. Meanwhile, hats off to Bayern München’s stellar new away shirt. It’s got something of the Real Madrids about it, but perhaps that’s the point: the white shirt with gold trim is inarguably a look fit for champions.

Music

Paint it red and black

Rolling Stones

In May, AC Milan supporters filled the San Siro in joyous voice as their heroes marched towards the scudetto. A month later the Rolling Stones played at the stadium and hey presto: a genial collaboration was born. The Serie A champions and legendary English rockers’ capsule – which features T-shirts, hoodies and bags – is called Sympathy for the Devil, referencing both the team’s nickname and the classic 1968 track. Which just goes to show that if you are a Stones fan and a Rossonero, you can get some satisfaction…

TRANSFER NEWS
Summer sale

Raheem Sterling

Manchester City to Chelsea (€56m)

If you can’t beat them, join them. Sterling opted for a darker shade of blue in the window, joining forces with the team he lost to in the 2021 final. 

Karim Adeyemi 

RB Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund (€38m)

How do you live without Erling Haaland? Well, if you’re Dortmund, you sign another rising star from the same club you bought the last one from. Simple.

Nordi Mukiele

RB Leipzig to Paris Saint-Germain (€12m)

Small transfer fee (his contract only had a year to run) for someone who could be a major player. The versatile defender returns to his home town.

Robert Lewandowski

Bayern München to Barcelona (€50m)

The Camp Nou welcomes the player who’s joint third on the Champions League all-time top scorers list with a certain Frenchman at the Bernabéu. This should be fun to watch.

Axel Witsel 

Borussia Dortmund to Atlético Madrid (Free)

An intriguing one. The veteran midfielder heads to the Metropolitano to add some experience and guile to Diego Simeone’s canny outfit.

Boots

Zizou shoe, take two

Adidas predator mania

We don’t need to ask whether you recognise these boots – we know you do. Because yes, adidas has rereleased the Predator Mania and they’re all red, black and white colourway, actual laces and an actual tongue. They were most famously worn by Zinédine Zidane, specifically when he scored that utterly ridiculous volleyed winner against Bayern Leverkusen in the 2002 Champions League final. In honour of that iconic moment, this release was limited to 2,002 pairs, for obvious reasons. Which is great for number symmetry but less good for all those who have subsequently missed out on getting a pair.

Shirt

Perfect fit

New kits

We’re very excited to see not one but two teams featuring green-and-white hooped home shirts in this season’s Champions League, as Celtic return alongside Sporting. In particular, we’re loving the subtle pattern within the green of the Celtic bands. Meanwhile, hats off to Bayern München’s stellar new away shirt. It’s got something of the Real Madrids about it, but perhaps that’s the point: the white shirt with gold trim is inarguably a look fit for champions.

Music

Paint it red and black

Rolling Stones

In May, AC Milan supporters filled the San Siro in joyous voice as their heroes marched towards the scudetto. A month later the Rolling Stones played at the stadium and hey presto: a genial collaboration was born. The Serie A champions and legendary English rockers’ capsule – which features T-shirts, hoodies and bags – is called Sympathy for the Devil, referencing both the team’s nickname and the classic 1968 track. Which just goes to show that if you are a Stones fan and a Rossonero, you can get some satisfaction…

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Boots

From another planet

Adidas X Speedportal

cartoon with a boot? Well, thanks to the help of brilliant scientist Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty Smith – heroes of the alternate-universe animation Rick and Morty – adidas have entered a new dimension of velocity with the introduction of the X SPEEDPORTAL boot. With expert assistance from the likes of Mo Salah and Vivianne Miedema, the X is designed for maximum speed while maintaining supreme comfort. You could almost say they’re out of this world.

Ball

Back of the net

Adidas UCL Pro Void

New season, new ball: for the 2022/23 group stage, adidas will provide the Pro Void. The design is a nod to deep space (stars, starball, you get the idea) and we’re told that the colours used are white, silver metallic, bright cyan and pantone. And guess what? You can win one. Go to the CJ website and click on the competitions tab to be in with a shot. 

Competition

Striking prize

Robert Lewandowski shirt

A bit of a collector’s item this: a Bayern München shirt signed by a man who departs second only to the great Gerd Müller on the club’s all-time goalscoring chart. There’s no charge to enter and no fuss either: just head for the competitions section of champions-journal.com.

TRANSFER NEWS
Summer sale

Raheem Sterling

Manchester City to Chelsea (€56m)

If you can’t beat them, join them. Sterling opted for a darker shade of blue in the window, joining forces with the team he lost to in the 2021 final. 

Karim Adeyemi 

RB Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund (€38m)

How do you live without Erling Haaland? Well, if you’re Dortmund, you sign another rising star from the same club you bought the last one from. Simple.

Nordi Mukiele

RB Leipzig to Paris Saint-Germain (€12m)

Small transfer fee (his contract only had a year to run) for someone who could be a major player. The versatile defender returns to his home town.

Robert Lewandowski

Bayern München to Barcelona (€50m)

The Camp Nou welcomes the player who’s joint third on the Champions League all-time top scorers list with a certain Frenchman at the Bernabéu. This should be fun to watch.

Axel Witsel 

Borussia Dortmund to Atlético Madrid (Free)

An intriguing one. The veteran midfielder heads to the Metropolitano to add some experience and guile to Diego Simeone’s canny outfit.

Boots

Zizou shoe, take two

Adidas predator mania

We don’t need to ask whether you recognise these boots – we know you do. Because yes, adidas has rereleased the Predator Mania and they’re all red, black and white colourway, actual laces and an actual tongue. They were most famously worn by Zinédine Zidane, specifically when he scored that utterly ridiculous volleyed winner against Bayern Leverkusen in the 2002 Champions League final. In honour of that iconic moment, this release was limited to 2,002 pairs, for obvious reasons. Which is great for number symmetry but less good for all those who have subsequently missed out on getting a pair.

Shirt

Perfect fit

New kits

We’re very excited to see not one but two teams featuring green-and-white hooped home shirts in this season’s Champions League, as Celtic return alongside Sporting. In particular, we’re loving the subtle pattern within the green of the Celtic bands. Meanwhile, hats off to Bayern München’s stellar new away shirt. It’s got something of the Real Madrids about it, but perhaps that’s the point: the white shirt with gold trim is inarguably a look fit for champions.

Music

Paint it red and black

Rolling Stones

In May, AC Milan supporters filled the San Siro in joyous voice as their heroes marched towards the scudetto. A month later the Rolling Stones played at the stadium and hey presto: a genial collaboration was born. The Serie A champions and legendary English rockers’ capsule – which features T-shirts, hoodies and bags – is called Sympathy for the Devil, referencing both the team’s nickname and the classic 1968 track. Which just goes to show that if you are a Stones fan and a Rossonero, you can get some satisfaction…

TRANSFER NEWS
In the mixer

Raheem Sterling

Manchester City to Chelsea (€56m)

If you can’t beat them, join them. Sterling opted for a darker shade of blue in the window, joining forces with the team he lost to in the 2021 final. 

Karim Adeyemi 

RB Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund (€38m)

How do you live without Erling Haaland? Well, if you’re Dortmund, you sign another rising star from the same club you bought the last one from. Simple.

Nordi Mukiele

RB Leipzig to Paris Saint-Germain (€12m)

Small transfer fee (his contract only had a year to run) for someone who could be a major player. The versatile defender returns to his home town.

Robert Lewandowski

Bayern München to Barcelona (€50m)

The Camp Nou welcomes the player who’s joint third on the Champions League all-time top scorers list with a certain Frenchman at the Bernabéu. This should be fun to watch.

Axel Witsel 

Borussia Dortmund to Atlético Madrid (Free)

An intriguing one. The veteran midfielder heads to the Metropolitano to add some experience and guile to Diego Simeone’s canny outfit.

Insight

In the mixer

New shirts, retro boots and the Rolling Stones – it’s quite the setlist for our latest rundown of Champions League content that’s caught our eye

Boots

Zizou shoe, take two

Adidas predator mania

We don’t need to ask whether you recognise these boots – we know you do. Because yes, adidas has rereleased the Predator Mania and they’re all red, black and white colourway, actual laces and an actual tongue. They were most famously worn by Zinédine Zidane, specifically when he scored that utterly ridiculous volleyed winner against Bayern Leverkusen in the 2002 Champions League final. In honour of that iconic moment, this release was limited to 2,002 pairs, for obvious reasons. Which is great for number symmetry but less good for all those who have subsequently missed out on getting a pair.

Shirt

Perfect fit

New kits

We’re very excited to see not one but two teams featuring green-and-white hooped home shirts in this season’s Champions League, as Celtic return alongside Sporting. In particular, we’re loving the subtle pattern within the green of the Celtic bands. Meanwhile, hats off to Bayern München’s stellar new away shirt. It’s got something of the Real Madrids about it, but perhaps that’s the point: the white shirt with gold trim is inarguably a look fit for champions.

Music

Paint it red and black

Rolling Stones

In May, AC Milan supporters filled the San Siro in joyous voice as their heroes marched towards the scudetto. A month later the Rolling Stones played at the stadium and hey presto: a genial collaboration was born. The Serie A champions and legendary English rockers’ capsule – which features T-shirts, hoodies and bags – is called Sympathy for the Devil, referencing both the team’s nickname and the classic 1968 track. Which just goes to show that if you are a Stones fan and a Rossonero, you can get some satisfaction…

TRANSFER NEWS
Penalty Pedigree

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Boots

Zizou shoe, take two

Adidas predator mania

We don’t need to ask whether you recognise these boots – we know you do. Because yes, adidas has rereleased the Predator Mania and they’re all red, black and white colourway, actual laces and an actual tongue. They were most famously worn by Zinédine Zidane, specifically when he scored that utterly ridiculous volleyed winner against Bayern Leverkusen in the 2002 Champions League final. In honour of that iconic moment, this release was limited to 2,002 pairs, for obvious reasons. Which is great for number symmetry but less good for all those who have subsequently missed out on getting a pair.

Shirt

Perfect fit

New kits

We’re very excited to see not one but two teams featuring green-and-white hooped home shirts in this season’s Champions League, as Celtic return alongside Sporting. In particular, we’re loving the subtle pattern within the green of the Celtic bands. Meanwhile, hats off to Bayern München’s stellar new away shirt. It’s got something of the Real Madrids about it, but perhaps that’s the point: the white shirt with gold trim is inarguably a look fit for champions.

Music

Paint it red and black

Rolling Stones

In May, AC Milan supporters filled the San Siro in joyous voice as their heroes marched towards the scudetto. A month later the Rolling Stones played at the stadium and hey presto: a genial collaboration was born. The Serie A champions and legendary English rockers’ capsule – which features T-shirts, hoodies and bags – is called Sympathy for the Devil, referencing both the team’s nickname and the classic 1968 track. Which just goes to show that if you are a Stones fan and a Rossonero, you can get some satisfaction…

Read the full story
Sign up now to get access to this and every premium feature on Champions Journal. You will also get access to member-only competitions and offers. And you get all of that completely free!

Boots

From another planet

Adidas X Speedportal

cartoon with a boot? Well, thanks to the help of brilliant scientist Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty Smith – heroes of the alternate-universe animation Rick and Morty – adidas have entered a new dimension of velocity with the introduction of the X SPEEDPORTAL boot. With expert assistance from the likes of Mo Salah and Vivianne Miedema, the X is designed for maximum speed while maintaining supreme comfort. You could almost say they’re out of this world.

Ball

Back of the net

Adidas UCL Pro Void

New season, new ball: for the 2022/23 group stage, adidas will provide the Pro Void. The design is a nod to deep space (stars, starball, you get the idea) and we’re told that the colours used are white, silver metallic, bright cyan and pantone. And guess what? You can win one. Go to the CJ website and click on the competitions tab to be in with a shot. 

Competition

Striking prize

Robert Lewandowski shirt

A bit of a collector’s item this: a Bayern München shirt signed by a man who departs second only to the great Gerd Müller on the club’s all-time goalscoring chart. There’s no charge to enter and no fuss either: just head for the competitions section of champions-journal.com.

TRANSFER NEWS
Summer sale

Raheem Sterling

Manchester City to Chelsea (€56m)

If you can’t beat them, join them. Sterling opted for a darker shade of blue in the window, joining forces with the team he lost to in the 2021 final. 

Karim Adeyemi 

RB Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund (€38m)

How do you live without Erling Haaland? Well, if you’re Dortmund, you sign another rising star from the same club you bought the last one from. Simple.

Nordi Mukiele

RB Leipzig to Paris Saint-Germain (€12m)

Small transfer fee (his contract only had a year to run) for someone who could be a major player. The versatile defender returns to his home town.

Robert Lewandowski

Bayern München to Barcelona (€50m)

The Camp Nou welcomes the player who’s joint third on the Champions League all-time top scorers list with a certain Frenchman at the Bernabéu. This should be fun to watch.

Axel Witsel 

Borussia Dortmund to Atlético Madrid (Free)

An intriguing one. The veteran midfielder heads to the Metropolitano to add some experience and guile to Diego Simeone’s canny outfit.

Boots

Zizou shoe, take two

Adidas predator mania

We don’t need to ask whether you recognise these boots – we know you do. Because yes, adidas has rereleased the Predator Mania and they’re all red, black and white colourway, actual laces and an actual tongue. They were most famously worn by Zinédine Zidane, specifically when he scored that utterly ridiculous volleyed winner against Bayern Leverkusen in the 2002 Champions League final. In honour of that iconic moment, this release was limited to 2,002 pairs, for obvious reasons. Which is great for number symmetry but less good for all those who have subsequently missed out on getting a pair.

Shirt

Perfect fit

New kits

We’re very excited to see not one but two teams featuring green-and-white hooped home shirts in this season’s Champions League, as Celtic return alongside Sporting. In particular, we’re loving the subtle pattern within the green of the Celtic bands. Meanwhile, hats off to Bayern München’s stellar new away shirt. It’s got something of the Real Madrids about it, but perhaps that’s the point: the white shirt with gold trim is inarguably a look fit for champions.

Music

Paint it red and black

Rolling Stones

In May, AC Milan supporters filled the San Siro in joyous voice as their heroes marched towards the scudetto. A month later the Rolling Stones played at the stadium and hey presto: a genial collaboration was born. The Serie A champions and legendary English rockers’ capsule – which features T-shirts, hoodies and bags – is called Sympathy for the Devil, referencing both the team’s nickname and the classic 1968 track. Which just goes to show that if you are a Stones fan and a Rossonero, you can get some satisfaction…

TRANSFER NEWS
Penalty Pedigree

Etiam erat velit scelerisque in dictum non. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at. Scelerisque felis imperdiet proin fermentum leo. Nibh tortor id aliquet lectus proin nibh nisl. Nulla at volutpat diam ut venenatis. At urna condimentum mattis pellentesque id nibh tortor id aliquet. Leo a diam sollicitudin tempor id eu nisl nunc mi. Dui vivamus arcu felis bibendum ut. Pharetra convallis posuere morbi leo urna molestie. Adipiscing at in tellus integer feugiat scelerisque. In arcu cursus euismod quis. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at lectus urna duis. Facilisi nullam vehicula ipsum a arcu cursus. At tempor commodo ullamcorper a lacus vestibulum sed arcu non. Ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit pellentesque habitant. Vitae sapien pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus. Eget nullam non nisi est sit amet facilisis. Ipsum consequat nisl vel pretium lectus quam. Elit sed vulputate mi sit amet mauris commodo quis. Pretium fusce id velit ut tortor pretium viverra suspendisse potenti.

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