Marcus Rashford, Ousmane Dembele and the other young stars to watch out for in the Champions League

The Champions League proper returns on Tuesday - here are ten young players to watch out for in this season's campaign.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
11th September 2017

article:11th September 2017

With the Champions League proper returning this week, Europe’s premier club competition will once again offer a stage for some of the continent’s brightest young talents, some already established, some looking to make a name for themselves, and some looking to rejuvenate their careers.

Marcus Rashford belongs firmly in the first group despite being only 19. His remarkable rise to stardom began in Europe, when he scored a brace on debut for Manchester United against Midtjylland in the Europa League, but he has yet to play in the Champions League.


Likewise, Ousmane Dembele is no new face, and indeed starred for Borussia Dortmund in last year’s Champions League, but the 20-year-old has a different level of attention on him after becoming Barcelona’s record signing last month, and his form will go far in determining the Spanish club’s fortunes this season.

Anderlecht’s Leander Dendoncker and his former club team-mate Youri Tielemans, now at Monaco, will be looking for performances on the big stage that justify the hype that has surrounded both players.

With Monaco having reached the semi-finals last year, Tielemans will be among the players relied upon as the team look to hit the same heights in this campaign.

Have a look at the gallery above to see the other young players to watch out for in this season’s Champions League.


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Marcus Rashford, Ousmane Dembele and the other young stars to watch out for in the Champions League

The Champions League proper returns on Tuesday - here are ten young players to watch out for in this season's campaign.

Marcus Rashford will get his first taste of Champions League action.

Marcus Rashford will get his first taste of Champions League action.

Ousmane Dembele has new responsibility on his shoulders at Barcelona.

Ousmane Dembele has new responsibility on his shoulders at Barcelona.

Jadon Sancho has been rated as one of England's brightest young talents.

Jadon Sancho has been rated as one of England's brightest young talents.

Youri Tielemans is the newest member of Monaco's young brigade.

Youri Tielemans is the newest member of Monaco's young brigade.

The much-coveted Leander Dendoncker will have more chances to impress potential suitors.

The much-coveted Leander Dendoncker will have more chances to impress potential suitors.

Benfica's Andrija Živković has been dubbed the 'Serbian Messi'.

Benfica's Andrija Živković has been dubbed the 'Serbian Messi'.

Napoli have high hopes for midfielder Amadou Diawara.

Napoli have high hopes for midfielder Amadou Diawara.

Roma's Patrik Schick will hope to turn around the club's recent Champions League fortunes.

Roma's Patrik Schick will hope to turn around the club's recent Champions League fortunes.

Can Davinson Sanchez help Tottenham navigate a difficult group?

Can Davinson Sanchez help Tottenham navigate a difficult group?

Niklas Sule has already looked impressive in his first few Bayern Munich appearances.

Niklas Sule has already looked impressive in his first few Bayern Munich appearances.