Having given you a first look at them on Friday, we thought it only proper to have the first look at them in action on the pitch as Leo Messi gave a debut to his Ballon D’or Gold F50 adiZero!

Leo Messi with his three Ballon D'or Awards and Gold adidas F50 adiZero football boots
What does making football history look like? Oh, nothing special…

Created by adidas to mark the Bacelona Ace’s third consecutive win of the World Player of the Year award, Messi gave his latest football boots the best possible debut as Barcelona beat Real Betis to task, winning 4-2.

Leo Messi in his Gold adidas f50 adiZero football boots

Messi himself was on target twice for the Blaugrana, netting once early in the first half and again from the penalty spot just before half time.

Despite the less-than-perfect winter pitch conditions at the Camp Nou, Messi stuck with the red-studded FG soleplate we’ve seen in all the promotional imagery for the boots.

Leo Messi in Gold f50 adiZero football boots, made by adidas to mark his 2011 Ballon D'or award

As only fitting for a game that saw Messi debut the Ballon D’or Gold F50 adiZero, the Argentina international also brought his Ballon d’or trophy onto the pitch to share with his beloved Barca faithful, after dedicating his latest World Player of the Year award to his fans in adidas’ latest viral video.

Leo Messi in Ballon D'or Gold f50 adiZero football boots

We reckon adidas have done a great job with this limited edition colourway – it’s just a shame we won’t be able to buy a pair!

What do you think to the Ballon D’or Gold F50 adiZero? Would these football boots look better without the red studs?

Let us know in the comments!

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