Manchester United will be wearing their white away strip when they take on Catalan giants Barcelona in the Champions league Final. This breathtaking match will take place at the Stadio Olimpico in the Italian capital city Rome on the 27th May 2009. Barcelona will be wearing their red and blue home shirt for this important event. Both clubs have finished top of their respective leagues, and many argue that they are the best two clubs in Europe, and that this is the best possible combination for an exciting game of football in the UEFA Champions League Final stage.
The decision to wear white for this match comes after both alternative kits clash with the colours of Barcelona’s home strip. Manchester United’s 2007/09 home shirt is red, while the special edition 1968 European Cup commemorative third shirt is blue. Both of them clash with the halved, red and blue shirt of the Catalans. Looking back at history, when Man Utd played Barca in the 1991 European Cup Winners’ Cup Final, the Red Devils wore their away strip and won the encounter by the score of 2-1. However, when Barcelona wore their home shirt in the 2006 Champions League Final against Arsenal, they won the match by 2-1. What is certain is that it will be one of the season’s best matches, and whoever wins, deserves to be crowned Champion of Europe.
Posted on May 18, 2009