Sports company PUMA and LaLiga have unveiled the official match footballs to be used for all LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank for the 2020-21 season.
The football comes in two iterations – the Accelerate, which will be the primary ball for the season in traditional white, and the Adrenalina, in lemon tonic fluo yellow, which will be used for “El Clásico”, “Derbies” and other decisive fixtures.
LaLiga is extraordinary; it triggers feelings and emotions like no other. The fans feel every touch, every pass, every goal. It invigorates them and gets them on the edge of their seats in every match, states a LaLiga Press release.
To capture and amplify these incredible moments and following the motto created by PUMA, the ball is the heart of LaLiga. The ball accelerates the fans’ heartbeats with the action on the pitch and produces adrenaline in their bodies as their passion flows through their veins.
The Accelerate is a traditional white ball featuring the colours of the LaLiga logo integrated into the design with custom acceleration graphics to showcase the explosive speed of the ball when moving.
The Adrenalina match ball, in an eye-catching lemon tonic fluo yellow, has been constructed for the special occasions and made for the extraordinary moments. This ball will be used for “El Clásico”, Derbies and decisive matches throughout the 2020/21 season.
The Adrenalina design features electrifying patterns symbolizing the nerves in the body to reflect the heartbeat increasing and the body producing adrenaline in the players on the pitch and the fans in the stands.
Both the Accelerate and Adrenalina are FIFA quality approved, guaranteeing the highest level of performance. A state-of-the-art design, incorporating the latest technologies developed by the brand. The footballs are high frequency molded for excellent shape retention, durability and reduced water absorption.
A unique 8-panel configuration reduces the number of seams resulting in larger panels for a better connection with the ball. A 3D textural 1.2mm PU surface is integrated for improved aerodynamics, and increased resistance to abrasion and wear, resulting in greater durability.
A newly-developed POE foam has been added to improve touch by increasing sensitivity, providing a firmer touch, improved rebound consistency and explosive power. Both color combinations offer excellent visibility of trajectory and explosive speed.