Following the exploits of Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho and Giovanni Reyna in the Champions League on Tuesday evening, a new generation of talent is flourishing.
Teams throughout Europe give their asterisks opportunities on the big stage and many reward their clubs with great displays.
Here are some other upcoming stars to keep an eye on this week in the Champions League and Europa League.
Erling Haaland, 19, stood out in Europe on Tuesday – now a series of other children follow
Ferran Torres, 19 – Valencia
Plays Wednesday – v Atalanta (A)
Only 19, Torres is already a fixture in the Valencia line-up this season.
He is a technically gifted right winger with four goals and four assists to his name in 23 games.
He is a local boy who came through the ranks of the academy and they highly value him, including a £ 83 million release clause in his contract. Torres’ performances have in the past associated him with Arsenal and Leicester.
Ferran Torres has been reserved for success in Valencia for a while and now delivers
Luis Maximiano, 21 – Sporting Lisbon
Plays Thursday – f Istanbul Basaksehir (H)
The 6ft 3in Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper is one of the most exciting talents among the sticks in Europe.
He has represented Portugal in all age groups. Maximiano’s expectation and reactions are strong, so in combination with his natural physical ability, he has become the number 1 spot in Sporting.
They receive Bashekshir on Thursday evening and the 21-year-old will take his place in the goal.
Luis Maximiano (left) is the number 1 in Sporting Lisbon and looks forward to a long career at the top
Myron Boadu, 19 – AZ Alkmaar
Plays Thursday – v LASK (H)
If you have never heard of this 19-year-old Dutch striker, you will do so quickly and he will certainly be moving away from AZ Alkmaar this summer.
The teenager has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders, but carries the burden perfectly with 19 goals and six assists this season.
Boadu is deadly in the business but also has a great pace. He is plagued by injury problems that can scare off potential lovers, but if he can stay fit, the future looks at big things.
Myron Boadu has taken the stage and dominates in front of AZ Alkmaar
Gabriel Martinelli, 18 – Arsenal
Plays Thursday – v Olympiacos (A)
Martinelli is one of the few shining lights in an otherwise disappointing season for Arsenal.
The 18-year-old looks at home for the Gunners, but has to play from the left flank when his favorite position is in the middle.
He probably gets some more playing time under Mikel Arteta in the Europa League clash with Olympiacos on Thursday night. He is already in double digits for goals this season and can play an even more prominent role if Alexandre Lacazette or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leave in the summer.
Gabriel Martinelli is ready for another chance to shine for Arsenal against Olympiacos
Pedro Neto, 19 – Wolves
Plays Thursday – v Espanyol (H)
Neto joined Wolves from Lazio last year for a five-year deal and has long been tipped for the top.
The 19-year-old became Braga’s youngest scorer ever at the age of 17 and did not look back. Neto, another Portuguese recruit for the men of Nuno Espirito Santo, managed to break into the first team this season.
He has three goals in 26 appearances and will try to improve that number against Espanyol.
Pedro Neto already plays many games for Wolves and has a bright future
Tete, 20 – Shakhtar Donetsk
Plays Thursday – v Benfica (H)
Shakhtar Donetsk’s winger joined a five-year deal last February and has since shown why the Ukrainian club has poached him from Gremio.
He follows a long Brazilian conveyor belt to thrive for Shakhtar and it seems that his value will only increase.
Tete has four goals and four assists in 17 matches for the club and is an international under 20 in Brazil.
Shakhtar Donetsk winger Tete is the newest Brazilian who thrives in the Ukrainian club
Kai Havertz, 20 – Bayer Leverkusen
Plays Thursday – v Porto (H)
Liverpool fans may want to keep a close eye on the German international when he stands in line for Bayer Leverkusen against Porto on Thursday.
The 20-year-old is already a star and has been associated with a summer move to Anfield. He scored six times this season in 27 games from the attacking midfield.
The technically gifted star is the youngest player that Leverkusen represents in the Champions League and has the world at his feet.
Liverpool has been associated with Kai Havertz and the midfielder is already an international
Dani Olmo, 21 – RB Leipzig
Plays Wednesday – v Tottenham (A)
Olmo was covered internationally by Spain last year and is another typically gifted offensive midfielder.
The 21-year-old only came from Leipzig from Dinamo Zagreb in January, but ended up in the first team.
He can provide top service to Timo Werner and Yussuf Poulsen, so that the side of Jose Mourinho must keep an eye on him on Wednesday.
Dani Olmo is one looking forward to RB Leipzig against Tottenham in their Champions League clash
Lee Kang-in, 19 – Valencia
Plays Wednesday – v Atalanta (A)
The South Korean has been a member of the Valencia Academy in 2011 and has been on the radar for a while.
He caught the attention of the Spanish club after he appeared in a football TV show in 2007 and makes waves at the club.
Although Kang-in still has to be a mainstay, the narrowing midfielder is only 18 and has played 15 games so far this season, including five in the Champions League.
Lee Kang-in in South Korea is one of the most promising talents from Asia in recent years
Justin Kluivert, 20 – Roma
Plays Thursday – v Ghent (A)
Son of the legendary Patrick, the Dutch winger has yet to set fire to the world since joining Ajax in 2018, but has enough time to develop.
The 20-year-old takes his minutes when he can get them. It seems a matter of time before he fulfills his potential and the Italian club is patient.
Kluivert has scored five times this season in 23 games and enjoys playing in the attacking style of Paulo Fonseca.
Justin Kluivert makes a name for himself at Roma and will probably play on Thursday evening