In a scene vaguely reminiscent of a subpar romcom in which our heroine turns up to a party in the same outfit as her nemesis, Barcelona and Real Madrid both unveiled purple away kits for the upcoming season on Thursday.
The clash of colors adds fuel to the fire between the bitter rivals as well as their respective sponsors, Nike and Adidas.
The Catalan club commented on their website that the design “continues Barcelona’s tradition of playing in vibrant away colors that shock and excite, while also reasserting their classic home colors together in an unprecedented new fashion.”
Real Madrid, meanwhile, will be wearing purple for the first time since their 2010-2011 campaign when they won Copa del Rey and finished second in the league under José Mourinho.
This article was written by Guardian sport, for theguardian.com on Thursday 14th July 2016 16.53 Europe/Londonguardian.co.uk © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010