The new Official Match Ball by adidas for the Knockout Stages of the UEFA Champions League has been released, with its colours inspired by the Final's venue, Kiev Stadium.

Adidas' new Official Match Ball continues to feature the star-panel design that has become an iconic feature of the UCL Official Match Balls through the years.

A striking pattern pops out of the ball, inspired by the stadium's roof, and a blue and yellow  colour scheme that takes insipration from the colour of the seats at the Olympic National Stadium in Kiev where the final will take place.

In terms of tech specs, the freshly painted ball is designed to allow Europe's best footballers perform in any conditions.

The new adidas Champions League ball will be used for the first time during the last-16 of the competition, beginning on Tuesday 13th Feburary.

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