Welcome to the first in a new Monday series, where we look at a game that took place on that date which had a mildly interesting kit match-up.
First up is the European Cup quarter-final first leg between Bayern Munich and Porto on this day 32 years ago, featuring shirt styles that enjoyed long tenures.
It was just the second time that the clubs had encountered each other in European competition. The first was the 1987 final, the culmination of a season where Bayern had donned a variety of designs, but through all the alterations, a solid red offering with non-contrasting crew neck remained close at hand.
Two notable differences introduced for the 1989-90 season were the permanent appearance of a club crest on the shirt – previously, there had only been fleeting sightings – while car manufacturer Opel replaced Commodore as main sponsor.
Their opponents were also in familiar garb. In fact, throughout the period where the adidas logo appeared on Porto’s shirts, around 1983-87, the design was constant, with two large blue stripes flanked by three white ones.
Only the neck style and – as the 1990s progressed, fabric patterns – changed, but in 1991 they still had the traditional wrapover collar as the 1987 final in Vienna. The only real difference from that night was the appearance of sponsor Revigrés (a ceramics manufacturer). A nice touch was how the country’s champions wore the crest of the Portuguese Football Federation on the left sleeve.
The first leg at Olympiastadion finished 1-1 but a fortnight later Bayern won 2-0 in Porto to advance to the semi-finals. Unfortunately for them, they would lose out in the last four to eventual champions Red Star Belgrade.