Meet The Adidas 2017/18 UEFA Champions League Match Ball

UEFA has unveiled the Adidas designed official match ball for the 2017/2018 Champions League season.

Featuring the Champions League trademark star shaped panels, the ball has a stunning light blue design on the star area depicting thunderbolts, a sharp contrast to last season’s handwriting-style messages in light grey colours.

The ball, which will be used throughout the group stages has two versions, the predominantly white version and the orange coloured version that will be used during the winter in snowy conditions.

Technology wise, the ball adopts all the characteristics of its predecessors, made for a perfect flight and seamless surface for less water uptake.

Also visible on the ball is the ever-present Champions League and Adidas logo.

The ball is now available for retail at 140 Euros.

The 2017/2018 Champions League group stage kicks off next month as elite teams across Europe vie for a place in the Kiev final next year.