Bayern Munich will celebrate winning their 25th League Championship trophy on Saturday by wearing their new all-red kit.
The German champions strolled to the Bundesliga title, and are currently eight points ahead of second-placed Wolfsburg after a string of bad results.
Munich finish the season against Mainz 05 at the Allianz Arena tomorrow afternoon, and will promote next season’s home kit by wearing it in the match.
The jersey from kit supplier Adidas is in Bayern’s traditional vibrant shade of red, as are the shorts and socks, to complete the all-red design. Even the famous three-stripes, as is iconic of Adidas, are red for next season.
Another feature of the new jersey are the diamond shapes incorporated into the hem of the shirt. They supposedly represent the millions of Bayern Munich fans around the globe. Bayern’s motto ‘Mia san mia’ – or ‘we are who we are’, to me and you – is also printed above the club’s name on the back of the shirt.
Despite dominating the German top flight, Pep Guardiola’s side’s season is ending on a bit of a low. They are without a league point in May and were dumped out of the Champions League semi-final 5-3 on aggregate by Barcelona.
Their dream of a treble had already been diminished, though. They failed to score a single penalty in the German Cup semi-final shoot-out against Borussia Dortmund on April 28.
Guardiola will hope the simple but classy strip can bring back the European dominance that is so often associated with Bayern – if the Spaniard is still residing in Munich next season, that is.