Bellingham, Mbappe, Sancho & Musiala: The European Starlets That Will Be Looking To Steal The Champions League Headlines this week

With Manchester City relinquishing their maiden Champions League crown a fortnight ago, it appears that Europe’s most prized piece of silverware is firmly hanging in the balance.

Although the Premier League might not have any representation left in this year’s tournament, the semi-finals will get underway on Tuesday night when Bayern Munich welcome Real Madrid to the Allianz for what is rightfully billed as a mouth-watering affair.

With Borussia Dortmund meeting French icons PSG in the other semi-final on Wednesday, a host of Europe’s hottest young starlets will steal centre stage in midweek.

Ahead of a stacked semi-final schedule over the next week, we have taken a look at four of the European superstars that could play a leading role.

Jude Bellingham – Real Madrid

Completing an historic £100million switch from Borussia Dortmund last summer, few would have expected Jude Bellingham’s astonishing start to life in the Spanish capital.

Continuing to receive a string of plaudits from across the continent and already establishing himself as Los Blancos’ new leading talisman, the one-time Birmingham starlet has broken a string of records this season.

Along with notching 17 La Liga strikes this year and sat in the driving seat to claim a famous Golden Boot in his first campaign among Spain’s elite, the 20-year-old has skyrocketed himself into superstardom.

Becoming the first La Liga player at the start of April to reach double figures in both goals and assists this season, Bellingham has also continued to shine while on the Champions League stage.

Registering eight goals contributions in as many European showdowns this year, the 29-cap international is also pencilled in as a leading Ballon d’Or contender and could be the first English player since Michael Owen in 2001 to lift the award.

Kylian Mbappe – PSG

Although it might have not been officially confirmed that Kylian Mbappe will be leaving the French capital this summer,…


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Author : Tom Dunstan

Publish date : 2024-04-30 10:05:11

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