Less than two months have passed since Kingsley Coman’s winner led Bayern Munich to Champions League glory, but Europe’s premier competition is already back.
Tonight sees the first group matches of the 2020/21 edition, with Manchester United taking on 2020’s losing finalists PSG while United’s Premier League rivals Chelsea play host to Europa League holders Sevilla, among other games.
Liverpool and Manchester City return to action on Wednesday night with the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid also beginning their campaigns this week.
And Daily Star Sport have picked out eight players to keep an eye on in this year’s competition, for a variety of reasons.
Eduardo Camavinga made his debut for Rennes at 16 years and 4 months old
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One of the most in-demand players in Europe, Camavinga made the big decision to stay at Rennes and help the French side give the Champions League a real go after handing him his debut at 16.
The midfielder, now 17, has been courted by the likes of Real Madrid, and made his senior debut for France during the September international break.
His Rennes team begin tonight at home to Krasnodar, and will also take on Chelsea and Sevilla in the group stage.
Kai Havertz joined Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer
Speaking of Chelsea, Havertz has another chance to make his mark in the competition after his Bayer Leverkusen side struggled in a tough group last season.
The German made his Champions League debut as a 17-year-old, stepping onto the Wembley pitch as Bayer Leverkusen beat Spurs in 2016, but a lot has changed since then,
After opening his Premier League account for the Blues against Southampton, he’ll be keen to do the same for his new club in Europe.