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Barcelona unveil special 'El Clasico' kit

Tom Gott
Jan 26, 2021, 10:15 AM GMT
Barcelona will wear a one-off kit for the next Clasico
Barcelona will wear a one-off kit for the next Clasico | Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Barcelona have unveiled a new shirt which they will wear in their next meeting with rivals Real Madrid later this season.

With the motto 'Una samarreta ens agermana' (‘One shirt unites us’), Barcelona have combined club colours with those of the Senyera flag of Catalonia to try and bring the club closer to their historic roots.

Barcelona brought back legendary defender Carles Puyol to model the shirt, which they unveiled on their official website and is now available for purchase.

The shirt stays faithful to the famous Barça stripes but has been handed an updated colour scheme. The yellow-and-red stripes of the Senyera gradually fade in lower down the shirt, boldly standing out against the blue base.

The Senyera flag is also present on the cuffs, while the collar is pure yellow to match the accents of the Nike and Rakuten logos.

The accompanying shorts and socks are both blue, but the socks will also feature the yellow and red towards the top.

Developed using 100% recycled polyester, Barcelona have worked tirelessly with Nike to create a material from melted plastic bottles which optimised for sport at no extra cost to the environment.

"If you need reasons to give it your all in times as hard as this, don't look outside of yourself. Those reasons are within each of us,” Puyol said as he called on fans to come together to help one another come through the current struggles being faced by all.

The shirt will be worn in April's El Clasico
The shirt will be worn in April's El Clasico | Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Barcelona and Real Madrid are set to go head-to-head on April 11, when Ronald Koeman will take his side to the Santiago Bernabeu for the second clash between the two rivals this season.

The first, which was held back in October, ended in a humiliating 3-1 loss to Real at Camp Nou, with Ansu Fati's goal not enough to cancel out strikes from Federico Valverde, Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric.

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