Real Madrid And Barcelona Will Both Break Kit Tradition With Special Strips For El Clasico
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League leaders Real host their rivals at Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday evening but won't be wearing their usual crisp white kit despite being at home.
Los Blancos will be adorning an all-new black kit to mark the club's 120th anniversary.
In the 2014/2015 season, Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto created the club's slick black third kit, which had a white dragon on the front near the sponsor.
Eight years on and to celebrate 20 years of working with Adidas, Yamamoto is back working his magic, designing a new collection that includes a fourth kit.
Real Madrid have linked-up with Y-3 yet again to release a capsule collection celebrating 120 years of the club & Yohji Yamamoto and adidas’ partnership reaching its 20th year 👏— Football Shirt Collective (@thefootballsc) March 17, 2022
The collection includes a black 4th kit and pink GK kit 👕 pic.twitter.com/bwfqzspKvQ
The shirt, rather interestingly, does not contain the Adidas logo that has graced Real's kit for so many years.
Instead it's the Y-3 emblem to accompany the Real crest and Fly Emirates sponsor, though thankfully the three stripes are still present on the shoulders of the shirt.
Not only that though, Thibaut Courtois will sport a pink goalkeeper shirt for the fixture and there were also be special warm-up attire and other accessories.
Yet Barcelona will also not be wearing their traditional home colours. According to journalist Gerard Romero, Blaugrana president Joan Laporta has requested that Barca wear ‘senyera kit' introduced in 2019.
Its yellow and red colour scheme represents the Catalonia region Barcelona belongs to.
For fans of both clubs, it will be incredibly strange seeing neither in their usual get-up and might just take a little getting used to.