UEFA Champions League play pits the continent’s premier teams against each other in midweek nighttime clashes amid an electric atmosphere under the lights.

The special competition glittered ever brighter this week as upper-echelon adidas athletes debuted the Enlightened Pack: all black versions of the famed Predator LZ, F50 adizero, Nitrocharge 1.0 and adipure 11pro with reflective details. Flash fabric allows the shoes to catch the light and shine at night.

By our count, we saw 45 players streaking up and down the field in the eye-catching pack. (See the full list below.) 

Among those who made the biggest impact in Tuesday and Wednesday’s third week of Group Stage play:

  • Tuesday

Kaka, AC Milan, adidas Predator LZ

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The Brazilian playmaker looked inspired back in the Rossoneri shirt bombing up and down the left flank. He set up the game’s first goal when he slid in a lovely ball to connect with compatriot Robinho.

Oscar, Chelsea, adidas Predator LZ

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Another Brazilian, another classy assist. Oscar showed impressive strength to outmuscle Jermaine Jones and play Fernando Torres in with a square ball for a decisive second goal that brought the Blues to where they belong at the summit of Group E.

  • Wednesday

Stefan Kiessling, Bayer Leverkusen, adidas Nitrocharge 1.0

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Bayer’s danger man up top scored a brace to lead the German side to a dominant 4-0 victory against Shaktar Dontesk at Bayarena and put them in a position to advance to the knockout round. He opened the scoring with an astute header before putting an exclamation mark on the night with a second-half tap in.

David Silva, Manchester City, adidas Predator LZ

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The Spanish playmaking savant was on hand to provide the response for the Sky Blues after they fell behind 1-0 against CKSA Moscow in Russia. He whipped in a cross that was met by the on-rushing Sergio Aguero to level the scoring and provide the platform for Manuel Pelligrini’s men to win the game and collect the crucial three points.

Fernando Llorente, Juventus, adidas Predator LZ

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Looking comfortable on his return to Spain after struggling to settle with the Old Lady thus far, Llorente got the start up front and poached an equalizer after Cristano Ronaldo lifted the lid on this affair. He was alert to Iker Casillas’ punch from a cross and found the bottom corner with aplomb.

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  • As promised, here’s our full list of Enlightened players:

UCL players who sported the Enlightened Pack on Tuesday:

Kaka, AC Milan, adidas Predator LZ

Ricardo Montolivo, AC Milan, adidas Predator LZ

Xavi, Barcelona, adidas Predator LZ

Aaron Ramsey, Arsenal, adidas Predator LZ

Mesut Ozil, Arsenal, adidas Predator LZ

Laurent Koscielny, Arsenal, adidas Predator LZ

Sven Bender, Borussia Dortmund, adidas Nitrocharge 1.0

Andre-Pierre Gignac, Marseille, adidas Predator LZ

Lucho, Porto, adidas Predator LZ

Gabi, Atletico Madrid, adidas Predator LZ

Filipe Luis, Atletico Madrid, adidas F50 adizero

Koke, Atletico Madrid, adipure 11pro

Tiago Mendes, Atletico Madrid, adipure 11pro

Koke, Atletico Madrid, adidas Nitrocharge 1.0

Juanfran, Atletico Madrid, adidas F50 adizero

Oscar, Chelsea, adidas Predator LZ

Andre Schurrle, Chelsea, adidas F50 adizero

Gary Cahill, Chelsea, adidas Predator LZ

Dennis Aogo, Schalke, adidas F50 adizero

Astuto Uchida, Schalke, adipure 11pro

Benedikt Howedes, adidas Predator LZ

Kay Voser, FC Basel, adipure 11pro

Mohamed Salah, FC Basel, adidas F50 adizero

UCL players who sported the Enlightened Pack on Wednesday:

Shinji Kagawa, Manchester United, adidas F50 adizero

Iker Casillas, Real Madrid, adidas Predator LZ

Marcelo, Real Madrid, adidas F50 adizero

Alvaro Arbeloa, Real Madrid, adidas Predator LZ

Asier Illarramendi, Real Madrid, adipure 11pro

Alvaro Morata, Real Madrid, adidas F50 adizero

Fernando Llorente, Juventus, adidas Predator LZ

Philipp Lahm, Bayern Munich, adidas adipure 11pro

Thomas Mueller, Bayern Munich, adidas Predator LZ

Claudio Pizarro, Bayern Munich, adidas F50 adizero

Stefan Kiessling, Bayer Leverkusen, adidas Nitrocharge 1.0

Emir Spahic, Bayer Leverkusen, adidas F50 adizero

Heung Min Son, Bayer Leverkusen, adidas F50 adizero

Emre Can, Bayer Leverkusen, adidas F50 adizero

Thomas Delaney, Copenhagen, adidas Nitrocharge 1.0

Lucas Moura, Paris Saint-Germain, adidas F50 adizero

Ezequiel Lavezzi, Paris Saint-Germain, adidas Nitrocharge 1.0

Roridgo Lima, Benfica, adidas F50 adizero

Nicolas Gaitan, Benfica, adidas adipure 11pro

Edin Dzeko, Manchester City, adidas Predator LZ

David Silva, Manchester City, adidas Predator LZ

Samir Nasri, Manchester City, adidas Predator LZ

What do you think of the adidas Enlightened Pack? Who is your favorite player to sport this unique colorway? Let us know in the comments section below.