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For most of Monaco’s tenure with adidas, they adopted a dual change kit policy – an all-white kit to wear away to teams in red, and an all-red kit when their opponents were white.

Of course, every so often they would come up against a team that, like themselves, had a home shirt which combined red and white, and that was the case in the 1991-92 European Cup Winners’ Cup semi-final against Feyenoord. A special third shirt had to be sourced.

However, while the white kit, seen here against Roma in the quarter-finals of the competition, was in the new adidas Equipment style, the emergency third for the trip to  Rotterdam was of the older variety.

In fact, it was a design nearly three years old, having been first seen on the Liverpool away kit in the 1989-90 season. Apart from the trefoil (minus the adidas wordmark), crest and sponsor, it was identical to the Pool away – we’re unaware of this design being used in any other colourway, let us know if you know of any examples. Monaco’s home shorts and socks were used.

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With the game in Monte Carlo having been a 1-1 draw, Monaco advanced to the final as the sides finished 2-2 at De Kuip.

They would lose to Werder Bremen in the final but, perhaps oddly, Werder wore white shirts while Monaco were in their usual home tops.

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