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05th Apr 2016

Barcelona wear their away kit at the Nou Camp and Twitter loses its mind

Another reason to be angry at Uefa

Simon Lloyd

The mighty Barcelona, at home in the Champions League – one of the finest sights in world football.

But for many tuning in to their quarter final first leg clash with Atletico Madrid, the fact that Messi et al were wearing their club’s hideous orange changed strip tarnished it a little bit…

(Their home kits not that bad, is it?)

So – why *were* they taking to the field in a changed strip? Was it a ploy to sell a few more replicas of their away shirts in the club shop?

No. In fact, it was nothing to do with Barcelona and was all Uefa’s fault (of course).

Ahead of the tie, Europe’s governing body decided that Barca and Atletico’s home kits would clash if they were to wear them.

Not that this mattered when the sides met in the league a few weeks ago.

FC Barcelona v Club Atletico de Madrid - La Liga