Of all 32 teams who participated in the Champions League on matchday two, KRC Genk were the youngest by far. The 11 players in the starting line-up were 22.8 years old on average. RB Salzburg (23.7) and sister side RB Leipzig (23.8) completed the top 3. As a comparison: Club Brugge lined up a team of 25.8 years old on average against Real Madrid.  Ajax won in Valencia with a starting line-up of 24.6 year. Furthermore, those on the bench for Genk were fledglings too: 22.4. Only in Benfica the bench sitters were younger. Again, this goes to show that Genk resolutely choose young quality players.

This is the complete listing:

KRC Genk  22.8
RB Salzburg  23.7
RB Leipzig  23.8
LOSC Lille  23.9
Ajax  24.6
Chelsea  24.9
Atlético Madrid  25.5
Dynamo Zagreb   25.5
Olympiakos  25.5
Olympique Lyon  25.5
Club Brugge  25.8
SSC Napoli  25.8
Slavia Praag  26.4
Bayern München  26.5
Benfica  26.5
Borussia Dortmund  26.5
Liverpool  26.5
Bayer Leverkusen  26.6
Tottenham  27.3
Valencia  27.4
Barcelona  27.5
Atalanta  27.6
Inter  27.7
Zenit SP  27.8
RS Belgrado  28.0
Manchester City  28.1
Paris SG  28.2
Lokomotiv Moskou  28.3
Shakhtar Donetsk  28.7
Real Madrid  29.0
Juventus  29.4
Galatasaray 30.2

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