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Group B of Euro 2024 is poised to witness the emergence of some of the most promising young talents in European football, as identified by the Comparisonator platform. Among the standout players in this group, four individuals have caught the attention with their exceptional performances within their respective positions. From creative midfielders to commanding defenders, each player brings a unique blend of skills and attributes to their teams. As the tournament kicks off, these players will be closely watched as they aim to make a significant impact on the continental stage. Let’s explore the profiles of the four young players to watch in Group B.

Spain: Álex Baena – LB – ‘01 – Villarreal

Álex Baena emerges as a creative force on the left wing for Villarreal, leading the league in key metrics such as assists, shot assists, and expected assists. His ability to provide cutting-edge passes and create goal-scoring opportunities makes him a vital component of Villarreal’s attacking setup. Although ranking 2nd in direct free kicks on target, Baena’s knack for delivering decisive passes and unlocking defenses makes him a player to keep a close eye on in Group B.

Croatia: Martin Baturina – AMF – ‘03 – Dinamo Zagreb

Martin Baturina showcases his versatility and attacking prowess as an attacking midfielder for Dinamo Zagreb, leading the league in shot assists, successful dribbles, and ball carrying. His ability to drive forward with the ball at his feet and create chances for his teammates is unmatched. Although ranking 2nd in goals from corner attacks, Baturina’s ability to influence play in the final third makes him a player to watch out for as Dinamo Zagreb navigates through Group B.

Albania: Mario Mitaj – DMF – ‘03 – Lokomotiv Moskva

Mario Mitaj patrols the midfield for Lokomotiv Moskva with authority and tenacity, leading the league in third assists and successful dribbles. His ability to break up opposition play and initiate attacks from deep positions is crucial for his team’s success. Although ranking 2nd in ground duels, Mitaj’s influence in midfield and his knack for contributing to both defensive and offensive phases of play make him a standout performer in Group B.

Ricciardo Calafiori anchors Bologna’s defense with composure and defensive solidity, leading the league in ground duels offensive and long-distance shots on target. His ability to contribute offensively from the center-back position adds an extra dimension to Bologna’s attacking threat. Although ranking 2nd in dribbles, Calafiori’s defensive contributions, interceptions, and offensive prowess make him a player to watch out for in Group B.

Selected via Comparisonator machine learning index.
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