Man Utd's Ronaldo, Drogba to play in breakthrough boots tonight

Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo and Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will wear football's first carbon-fibre boots in tonight's Champions League final.

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The rivals will play in Mercurial SL boots - Nike's most lightweight and innovative football boot ever produced.

Highly responsive, flexible yet strong, it is a boot that delivers maximum performance and competitive advantage and weights only 180 grams, according to the manufacturer's blurb.

Chelsea striker Drogba said: "The new Mercurial SL defines the next level of football boots - it is like nothing I have ever seen before and I'm very excited to be one of the first players to wear this boot in the Champions League Final."

His United rival Ronaldo added: "Speed and acceleration are essential to my game; one second can be the difference between winning or losing the Champions League Final. This Mercurial SL boot is designed to provide the next level of speed."

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