The UEFA Champions League draw has concluded, though, while it offered up some mouth-watering clashes, it’s Antoine Griezmann’s shoes on the tip of everyone’s tongue.
The French starlet came agonisingly close to lifting the ‘Big Ears’ as they eventually lost out to cross-town neighbours Real Madrid on penalty shoot-outs.
Atleti will be hoping for a similar passage to the final just obviously a different result. Their initial path has been mapped out in the shape of Bayern Munich, PSV Eindhoven and FC Rostov in their group.
But before the big kick-off, Griezmann’s interesting choice of attire sparked a social media overdrive. Here are some of the best reactions:
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 25, 2016
— Vladimir Pootin'? (@LeonardTPants) August 25, 2016
— Scott Burns (@burnsy5shoes) August 25, 2016