Atlético to wear home kit for final

Club Atlético de Madrid will wear their red-and-white home kit for the UEFA Champions League final, with the club also paying a special tribute to Atlético legend Luis Aragonés.

Atlético have been allowed to wear their home kit in the final in Lisbon
Atlético have been allowed to wear their home kit in the final in Lisbon ©AFP/Getty Images

The UEFA President, Michel Platini, has accepted Club Atlético de Madrid's request to wear their red-and-white home kit for Saturday's UEFA Champions League final, rather than their yellow away kit.

As the nominal away team for the decider at Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Diego Simeone's side would normally have been asked to wear their away colours to avoid a clash with Real Madrid CF's all-white kit, but after a plea from Atlético, the UEFA President agreed that the clubs should wear both wear their home strips for the final – as they do in domestic meetings in Spain.

Atlético will also mark the passing of Luis Aragonés, who died on 1 February this year at the age of 75. The former Spain boss won titles as a player and a coach with Atlético, and each of their players at the final will wear a shirt subtly emblazoned with his name.

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