Gameweek 2 in this season's UEFA Champions League has been and gone, so we check out what impact the goals and results have had with for the SoccerBible's exclusive Champions League Boot Race!
Our team of extensive boot spotters present to you the ultimate
Champions League Boot Race, charting all the goals and the boots that
score them for Europe's premier club competition. And after the second
round of matches, adidas F50 adizero fans will be the most pleased as
this is the boot sitting top of the goal scoring charts!
We've already seen the impact these boots are having on professional's all over the world, so perhaps there is little surprise that the adizero dominates this Boot Race. After all, the F50 adizero dominated the goalscoring charts at this summer's World
Cup finals and is officially the Most Popular Football Boot In the World Right Now (tm).
Goals from F50 stars including Spurs duo Roman Pavlyuchenko and Gareth Bale, David Villa, Jefferson Farfan and a double from Lyon's Michel Bastos have cemeted the adizero's placing with an impressive 24 goals to date.
As was the same after the first gameweek the next closest boot competitor is the perennial Swoosh favourite, the
Nike Mercurial series now showing signs of competition with 20 Champions League goals. Goals have been plentiful for the Superfly and Vapor wearers, including strikes for Arsenal's Andrei Arshavin and Maroune Chamakh and AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The dominance of the "Big Two" in Nike and adidas certainly shows in the goal scoring stakes - 8 out of the top 10 boots belong to either the three stripes or swoosh brands. Samuel Eto'o, with his first Inter Milan hat-trick, is pretty much single-handedly leading the charge for rest with Puma, but the Puma v1 series currently sit 6th in the table with 5 goals to date.
The stats don't make for much better reading in the Manufacturers Championship if you're a fan of the underdog, as here adidas take the lead again with a combined 38 goals ahead of Nike's 34. Of course, there are plenty of games and goals to be had before we crown the next European Champions at Wembley in May, but already is turning into a two-horse race...