10. Young Stars
Champions League is also the stage upon which clubs and players must perform if they are to prove themselves to truly belong among the game’s elite stars.
Last season, the likes of Koke, Antoine Griezmann, Marquinhos and Kostas Manolas were among those who dramatically increased their reputation with impressive performances on the European stage and this season there will be a new batch of young stars hoping to make their mark on the Champions League stage. It is a competition that defines careers and reputations.
Some bright young talents to look out for during this year’s edition will be Juan Iturbe of AS Roma, Kaan Ayhan of Schalke 04, Munir El Haddadi of FC Barcelona, Hakan Calhanoglu of Bayer Leverkusen and of course Raheem Sterling of Liverpool.