Potential stars: Hendrix, Dembele, Lidelof and Coric.
The 2016-17 UEFA Champions League group stage gets underway on Tuesday evening with another group of players determined to make their name at the top level of club football.
From Wayne Rooney against Fenerbahce in 2004 and Lionel Messi’s opening salvos the following season, right through to Joshua Kimmich’s impressive cameos last year, it is a stage upon which global stars are born.
Who, then, are the potential young stars of this year’s competition?
Jorrit Hendrix (PSV)
A rock at the heart of the PSV midfield, the 21-year-old won his first Dutch cap this month and is the sort of positionally-sound and hard-working anchorman teams crave in the modern game.