Five Champions League Players to Watch This Week – Including Barca and Juve Men

The Champions League is the stage where the biggest stars in the world collide in the most anticipated clashes in club Football. This week, the glorious European competition will resume with four exciting fixtures. Although the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi, Mohamed Salah and Kylian Mbappé will all take the field between Tuesday and Wednesday, we will also be focusing on other stars who might end grabbing the headlines.

Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)

The young Frenchman is an extremely versatile player who rarely earns the attention which he deserves.

The former PSG man can play as a central midfielder, or as an attacking midfielder, and is sometimes deployed on the wings, and the underrated player almost delivers every time.

The 23-year-old already has 5 goals and 6 assists in all competitions this season, and will be looking to make a name for himself when Leipzig go head-to-head against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

Moise Kean (PSG)

The young Italian hasn’t been a regular starter since the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino, but with Neymar and Angel Di Maria unavailable, Kean is beginning to convince his new manager.

Although his preferred position would be as a striker, Mauro Icardi’s presence has forced him to play out wide, a role that he also occupies within Roberto Mancini’s Italy.

With Mbappé being identified as the ultimate danger for Barcelona’s defenses, Moise could sneak under the radar to deliver the damage.

Francisco Trincão (Barcelona) 

Although the young Portuguese might not start the match against PSG, but he can still make an impact as a second half substitute.

The winger had a difficult start to the the season, however, he managed to score three goals in the last two La Liga matches, which should tempt Ronald Koeman to reward him with more chances.

Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla)

The Moroccan striker has been one of the deadliest forwards in Spain this season, with 13 goals in 22 La Liga appearances, but he is yet to earn the recognition that he deserves on a wider scale.

Nonetheless, this could all change on Wednesday when Sevilla host the defensively shaky Dortmund.

The bomber already has four goals in the Champions League this season, and will therefore have a chance to add some more to his impressive tally.

Alvaro Morata (Juventus)

It has been some complicated weeks for the Spanish striker who is finding difficulties in adding goals to his Serie A tally (only 4 so far).

Nonetheless, when it comes to the Champions League, the 28-year-old is a different beast, as he already nodded 6 goals in as many appearances.

So will the return of European football aid Morata in finding his goal-scoring shoes?

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