Boot Spotting: Juventus vs Tottenham Hotspur – ICC 2019

We check out what the stars had on feet for Day 2 of ICC Singapore 2019.

ICC Singapore wrapped up with the “Battle of the 7s”, as Piemonte Calcio Juventus took on Tottenham Hotspur in a game when fans were present to see the “number 7s” of each team – Son Heung-Min and the GOAT, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Both teams didn’t disappoint as they conjured up a 5-goal thriller for their fans which ended with a sublime goal by Harry Kane from the halfway line. Here were our favourite boot spots from the game.

Son Heung-min – X19+ (Hardwired Pack)

Son was wearing the newly release Hardwired Pack by adidas, favouring the X19+ over its laced counterpart.

The Korean star got into a number of good positions and produced a mazy run that created Tottenham’s first goal. The fan-favourite also showed his class off the pitch as he was one of the last players to leave the stadium to take photos and sign autographs with as many fans as he could.

Cristiano Ronaldo – Nike Mercurial Superfly 7 Shuai ()

Not to be outdone by his fellow number 7, Ronaldo went the extra mile for fans, treating them to his trademark “Sii” celebration as he scored Juventus’ second goal. The GOAT was wearing his signature design Superfly 7, which features the chinese word (pronounced ‘Shuai’) which means ‘handsome’ in English. The boot celebrates his ‘unique relationship’ with his China fans where he is affectionately known as 帅罗, or Handsome Ronaldo.

As if he needs reminding of that.

Gianluigi Buffon – Puma One 5.1 (Anthem Pack)

After a brief flirtation with PSG, Buffon returned to his true love, the The Old Lady on a one year contract. The 41 year old sported the new Puma One 5.1 with what looked like a customised collar that cuts higher than the retail version.

Perhaps he enjoys the placebo effect that a sock collar provides. It wasn’t the best of games as he spilled the shot that lead to Lucas’ goal but at least he was spared his blushes from conceding from the halfway line like Szczesny.

Japhet Tanganga – X18.1 (Virtuso Pack)

On the flip side of things, Tottenham youth player Tanganga customised his X18.1 from the Virtuso Pack to sport a slightly shorter than usual collar, ala Marcelo and Bale. In a performance that betrayed his relative lack of inexperience, Tanganga had an imperious game, keeping Mario Mandžukić quiet for most of the first half.

Adrien Rabiot – Copa 19.1 (Hardwired Pack)

New signing Adrien Rabiot had a less memorable game at the ICC as his loss of possession led to that Harry Kane goal. The free transfer was wearing the adidas Copa 19.1 from the Hard Wired pack in bright florescent yellow. The Copa 19.1 has mostly been introduced in relatively muted colourways but adidas have clearly gone for a louder effect with this pack. Perhaps this was adidas’ way of making leather boots appealing to a younger crowd.

Oliver Skipp – Tiempo Legend 8 (Under The Radar)

Okay fine, I’ll admit, spotting Oliver Skipp was just an excuse to re-post THIS skill move he did. Can you blame us though?

While Skipp was wearing the gorgeous Victory Pack Tiempo Legend 7 when he sent Sissoko to the shadow realm, he wore the more understated Tiempo Legend 8 during the match. Playing in the number 6 role, Skipp was crucial to Tottenham’s attacks, expertly protecting the defence whilst helping to recycle and create possession for the team.

For a close up with players, the matches and all the festivities during ICC Singapore 2019, view our Stories highlights of the event.

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