REVEALED: RB Leipzig LOST a box of shirts on the way to their Champions League clash with Tottenham… meaning Timo Werner wore a different sponsor to team-mates
RB Leipzig were the victims of lost luggage on Wednesday after they arrived at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with a set of incomplete matchday shirts for their Champions League clash against Spurs.
The mix-up left Timo Werner, Lukas Klostermann and Christopher Nkunku wearing Leipzig’s away strip with a monochrome Red Bull sponsor while their team-mates had full-colour branding for the game.
However, after half-time, Werner and Nkunku were able to swap shirts to don the kit with a colourful sponsor while Klostermann kept the black and white sponsor version.
RB Leipzig lost a box of matchday shirts on their way to face Tottenham which left Lukas Klostermann (circled left), Christopher Nkunku (circled centre) and Timo Werner (circled right) with different versions of the club’s away kit
Werner (L) dons a monochrome sponsor shirt in the first half before switching after the break
Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann confirmed in his post-match press conference that the club had indeed lost a box of shirts at the airport after touching down in England.
Many fans noticed the discrepancy during the first 45 minutes, where Leipzig ran the hosts ragged.
The German side didn’t relent, though, and were given a penalty after a clumsy foul by Ben Davies inside the box.
Klostermann (right) kept his black and white sponsored shirt for the second half at Tottenham
Forbes journalist Manuel Veth reported that Nagelsmann confirmed the mix-up after the game
Werner stepped up to convert the penalty, wearing the famous red and yellow logo on the front of his shirt.
It was also confirmed on Thursday that Leipzig’s monochrome shirt sponsor is in fact the kit registered with UEFA.
It is the kit Leipzig have worn for previous encounters in the Champions League and will be the strip they will use for future away games in the competition.