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Why did Leipzig players wear different shirts for Spurs UCL tie?

Three of the starting XI RB Leipzig side wore playing shirts with a white RB logo with the rest of the team wearing the traditional red and yellow logo.

Los jugadores del RB Leipzig antes del partido ante el Tottenham.
Andrew BoyersReuters

RB Leipzig overcame Tottenham (0-1) in the Champions League Round of 16 first leg tie  in North London, with the game throwing up the curious matter of some of the German team playing in different playing shirts.

Nkunku, Klostermann and Werner played for the first 45' with the logo of the Austrian based energy drink in white with the rest of the side wearing shirts bearing the traditional red and yellow Red Bull logo.

Apparently, the Bundesliga's side full kit supply was mixed up with not all the boxes of playing shirts being loaded onto the team bus forcing three of the starters to wear the white logo shirts as alluded to by head coach Julian Nagelsmann when being questioned on the subject post game.

The error was rectified in the second half after a RB Leipzig employee was dispatched to the hotel to pick up the misplaced box with all players for the German side in the second half wearing matching shirts.


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