A cheap soccer ball was a vital part of the French soccer team’s victory over the German Bundesliga on Sunday, with the winner going on to win the match.
The goal for the Ligue 1 side was to go one better than the last time they beat the Bundesliga, and the team had a lot of experience with the ball.
The ball had been played for the first time in more than five years when they travelled to the Stade de France in Marseille for the match against Bayern Munich, but they still felt the need to improve.
The Ligue 2 champions went ahead 2-0 after a fantastic first half from their attacking midfield, with N’Golo Kante scoring his first goal of the season and Mario Balotelli getting the game going by opening the scoring in the 14th minute.
But after that, things went in their favour, with Mario Gomez scoring a stunning free-kick just outside the area, before the ball fell into the path of Kante for the striker to head home.
The French club had been looking to make a run at the top of the league and a big step forward for their campaign had been the introduction of the cheap football ball in the past few years.
With the club still struggling to find a way to compete with Germany, the decision to adopt the cheap ball was probably not made lightly.