Moise Kean could become the fourth youngest player ever to appear in the UEFA Champions League – and the first born in this millennium – should he feature for Juventus at Lyon.
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Teenager Moise Kean has been included in Juventus's squad for Tuesday's Group H game against Lyon – so could become the first player born this millennium to appear in the UEFA Champions League.
Striker Kean, who is yet to make his senior Bianconeri debut, has been named in coach Massimiliano Allegri's plans due to the absence of the likes of Mario Mandžukić and Marko Pjaca. The 16-year-old, born in Vercelli to Ivorian parents, was an unused substitute during Saturday's Serie A victory over Udinese.
Kean, born on 28 February 2000, will be 16 years and 232 days old on Tuesday, potentially making him the fourth-youngest player to feature in Europe's premier club competition – should Allegri opt to thrust him into action.
The UEFA Champions League's youngest players
Céléstine Babayaro, Anderlecht: 16 years and 87 days (1994)
Alen Halilović, Dinamo Zagreb: 16 years and 128 days (2012)
Youri Tielemans, Anderlecht: 16 years and 148 days (2013)
The youngster has scored in each of his two outings for Juve in this season's UEFA Youth League group stage. He also figured in last term's Youth League aged just 15.
The UEFA Champions League's youngest scorers
Peter Ofori-Quaye, Olympiacos: 17 years and 195 days (1997)
Mateo Kovačić, Dinamo Zagreb: 17 years and 216 days (2011)
Cesc Fàbregas, Arsenal: 17 years and 218 days (2004)