Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix, who has been labelled the "new Cristiano Ronaldo" could achieve something his Portugal teammate failed as he was named as one of the final 20 nominees for the 2019 Golden Boy award.
The honour, presented by Italian newspaper Tuttosport, is given to the best player aged 21 and under. Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt is the holder but, as with Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe the year before, the champion is not allowed to retain his title.
European champions Liverpool gave up a three-goal lead to Austria's Salzburg before recovering to win 4-3 in an enthralling Champions League Group E match at Anfield on Wednesday.
Mohamed Salah, who scored twice, grabbed the 69th-minute winner for Liverpool after Salzburg, managed by American Jesse Marsch, had stunned Anfield with three goals either side of halftime to make it 3-3.
Erling Braut Haaland idolises Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He models his fish-based diet on that of Cristiano Ronaldo. But by becoming the first teenager since Wayne Rooney in 2004 to score a Champions League hat trick, on his debut in the competition for FC Salzburg in September, 19-year-old Haaland has already done what his two idols failed to achieve.
Even Zlatan must have been impressed by this young wannabe who appears to have the talent and hunger to match his obvious self-belief.