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.
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.
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.
If Bellingham continues to impress at the rate he has so far, many will wonder how Borussia Dortmund were able to pick him up with relative ease from Birmingham City.
The England Under-21 midfielder scored on his debut under Lucien Favre and has started three of his team’s four Bundesliga games despite significant competition for places.
With the 2013 finalists taking on Zenit St Petersburg, Lazio and Club Brugge in their group, Bellingham should have plenty of opportunities to impress in Europe.
When you’re tipped as the next big thing, it doesn’t always go as smoothly as you hope, but Michael Cuisance has a chance this season to prove people wrong.
The French youngster failed to get the minutes he wanted at Bayern Munich, and came close to joining Leeds United before ultimately moving on loan to Andre Villas-Boas’ Marseille.
He made his debut for the Ligue 1 side against Bordeaux on Saturday, and will hope to be involved tomorrow as L’OM begin their campaign away to Olympiacos, before matches against Manchester City and Villas-Boas’ former club Porto.
Greenwood’s Champions League involvement to date consists of just three minutes in Manchester United’s dramatic win away to Paris Saint-Germain in March 2019.
His role in the team has changed quite a bit since then, with the teenage forward scoring 17 United goals last season and making his senior England debut in September.
Having scored in the Premier League, Europa League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup last season, he’ll be keen to add another competition to that list as United prepare for a group containing PSG, RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir.
Leipzig might not have last season’s top scorer Timo Werner, with the German joining Chelsea over the summer, but they have a new man who will be familiar to Premier League followers.
Sørloth may have underwhelmed at Crystal Palace, but his 24 league goals for Trabzonspor last season convinced Julian Nagelsmann’s side to pick him up in a deal worth a reported €20million.
The Norwegian has been restricted to substitute appearances for his club so far, but has three goals in four Nations League games this season.
Atalanta were one of the surprise packages of last season’s Champions League, coming within a couple of minutes of a semi-final berth, and it was always going to be interesting to see how they added to an exciting attacking squad.
The answer, it turns out, was the addition of Sam Lammers - a name probably unfamiliar to most casual fans.
The former PSV Eindhoven forward has yet to start a game for the Italian club, who face Liverpool, Ajax and Midtjylland in the group stage, but has already scored two Serie A goals in less than 90 competitive minutes.
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Yes, we all know plenty about Rakitic, but that doesn’t make his homecoming any less intriguing.
The former Barcelona midfielder has returned to former club Sevilla, with whom he won the 2013/14 Europa League before helping Barca clinch Champions League glory the following year.
Now 32, the Croatian will hope a return to Andalusia can help him rediscover some of his best form.