Midweek Mashup – Rangers, 2020

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Earlier tonight, Benfica and Rangers played out a 3-3 draw at Estádio da Luz, with Darwin Nuñez scoring a late equaliser for the hosts.

It was the first time that the two clubs had met in a competitive game and, from a kits point of view, the issue regarding first-choice strips was that both wear white shorts at home.

Rangers could have worn the all-blue that is often seen in Europe or, if greater contrast was needed, their white and navy away strip. However, they did neither.

The white shirt has already been worn with the white and blue home shorts, creating a partial mismatch and it was a similar case in Lisbon as the black third shirt was called upon. The default socks for that strip are orange, which would have clashed with Benfica’s red, and so the black and red home socks were used.

From a distance, it probably didn’t look too bad, but it was an example of why cohesive palette across all three kits can be beneficial.

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