The 20 best young players in the Champions League
2. Julian Draxler - Schalke
Astoundingly, he is still only 19-years-old, yet it seems like an age ago that he first cut his teeth for Schalke as they launched an unlikely run to the Champions League semi-finals in 2010-11. Since then, the Gladbeck native has become a pivotal cog in Huub Stevens' all-star attack with his quick-footed dribbling, awesome crossing and vicious finishing. He has also begun to make inroads into the Germany national team, and with the added experience, the stage is set for the Bundesliga's all-time second youngest player to become one of the best creative forces in Europe.