The script was written. The world's greatest team would brush aside Chelsea to establish a comfortable lead ahead of the return leg at the Camp Nou. For adidas, it would be the perfect stage to shine the spotlight on their new adidas Predator LZ, with pass-master Xavi orchestrating Barcelona's attack in his new boots.
Amidst the theatrics, Xavi and his adidas Predator LZ football boots did conduct Barcelona's every move - as expected! The Spaniard made 134 passes as the Catalans enjoyed 72% possession. Dominance aside, it was the Londoners who found the back of the net to claim an unlikely victory. Football would be boring if the best team always won!
The special edition pre-release adidas Predator LZ boots were hard to miss, contrasting to Barcelona's all-black strip. Despite Samir Nasri giving us our first glimpse of the Lethal Zone ''Drive'' boots at the weekend, Xavi was in action wearing the ''First Touch'' editions, highlighting the unique forefoot zone.
The adidas Predator LZ football boots are set to redefine the Predator name. The rubber zones on the forefoot of the adidas Predator LZ act as a cushioning platform with the aim of giving immediate ball control. It's one of five distinctive zones that combine to make this one of the most innovative and exciting football boots in the game!
SoccerBible will be bringing you the full reveal of adidas' Predator LZ on May 5, with exclusive imagery and video content! Let us know what you think of the boots and whether they'll be making a Champions League final appearance this season!