09/18/2021 at 8:15 AM CEST
LaLiga, and more specifically FC Barcelona (4) and Real Madrid (1), presented five of the ten youngest players who had minutes on the first day of the Champions League group stage. Gavi and Alejandro Balde completed a podium led by Moukoko and Yusuf Demir (5th), Pedri (9th) and Eduardo Camavinga (10th) appeared in the ranking.
Ronald Koeman’s men were beaten from start to finish in the duel against Bayern de Nagelsmann at the Camp Nou. Faced with this situation, the Dutch coach offered minutes to the youngest players in the squad: Pedri (18.8), absolutely essential in the eleven, started at the beginning and other players such as Gavi (17.1), Balde (17.9) or Demir (18.3) came out in the second half.
5 – Of the ten youngest players who have participated in matchday 1 of the @ChampionsLeague, five play in @LaLiga teams: four in the @FCBarcelona_es (Gavi, @alejandrobaldee, @ yusufdemir_10 and @Pedri) and one in the @ realmadrid (@Camavinga). Diamonds pic.twitter.com/xpuDcJ2AYv
– OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 16, 2021
Those of Carlo Ancelotti, meanwhile, beat Inter by the minimum at the Giuseppe Meazza and they started their journey in the 2021/22 edition of the Champions League on the right foot. The Italian gave minutes to Camavinga (18.9), the recent signing of the club, who made his debut against Celta de Vigo and scored his first goal with the white elastic.
Moukoko leads a roster packed with talent
Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko had his first minutes in the Champions League with Marco Rose, who has also given him prominence in the Bundesliga with only 16 years and one of the great talents of German football. There are also some interesting names such as Bellingham or Musiala, who do not exceed 18 years.
The list of the 10 youngest players who played a leading role in the first day of the Champions League group stage is: Moukoko (16.8), Gavi (17.1), Alejandro Balde (17.9), Bellingham (18.2), Demir (18.3), Sesko (18.3), Musiala (18.6), Rensch (18.7), Pedri (18.8) and Camavinga (18.9).