As we gear up for today’s heavyweight semifinal second leg contest between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, we take a look at the crucial head-to-heads on the field and what these superstars will be wearing to gain that extra step on each other.
It will be style and showmanship versus grit and guile on the left wing for Real Madrid as current World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo takes on arguably the best fullbacks ever in Philipp Lahm.
In the last encounter six days ago there were question marks about whether CR7 was entirely fit to play having sat out previous league games and the Copa Del Rey Final a week prior to kick off.
While he showed flashes of brilliance it was clear that the Portuguese star wasn’t quite firing on all cylinders while wearing his stunning new limited edition white and gold Mercurial Vapor IX.
After a week of recuperation he is sure to be back to his unstoppable best today. The Madrid man will be looking for an astounding 15th Champions League goal in this game to break the all time record of goals in a single UCL season set by none other than Barcelona rival Lionel Messi.
Munich captain Lahm has been the model of consistency throughout his career and is known for getting forward with efficiency to aid the efforts of the Flying Dutchman Arjen Robben while at the same time knowing when to remain in the backline and stop any counter attacking threat from the opposition.
A classy player calls for a classy pair of cleats and the adidas 11pro TRX are the perfect mixture of lightweight and comfort for the German master, who might also work in the holding midfield role favored by Pep Guardiola. Either way, he’ll be asked to marshal and track Ronaldo.
Who do you think will get the upper hand today, Ronaldo or Lahm? Predict away below. Next up: Franck Ribery v Daniel Carvajal.