Juventus have something up their sleeves

We did cover the new Juventus kit for 2019-20 last week, but Sunday’s penultimate game of the Serie A season brought something else worthy of comment.

Despite being at home to Atalanta, Juve wore alternative white shorts and socks with their new halved shirts, with the scudetto presented afterwards.

However, whereas against Roma the previous week black baselayers had been used, this time white undershirts were worn – harking back to Barcelona’s visit to Athletic Bilbao in 2013.

Presumably, the plan is to match the baselayers with the shorts and socks being worn (Atalanta had dark shorts but there was no socks-clash, so presumably it’ll always be black-black or white-white for Juve, with no mixing). But, if they have both white and black baselayers available, why not get a seamstress – or a seamster – to make half-and-half versions?

We mentioned last week a black goalkeeper shirt was being sold and we wondered if it would be used with the home shirt – it was worn on Sunday, so perhaps the condition is that it can only be matched with the white outfield shorts.

Wojciech Szczęsny was wearing proper socks too, the same white pair as his team-mates incidentally (the black shorts were from the default goalkeeper kit rather than being the same as the black outfield shorts).

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