The US born midfielder is the youngest-ever player to start a UWCL game. She talks about moving to the Netherlands and dealing with the pressure of being a school-age professional

When Lily Yohannes made her Women’s Champions League debut she also became, at the age of 16, the youngest player ever to start a group stage match in the competition. She announced her entrance on the big stage by neatly threading a ball through Paris Saint-Germain’s backline in the build-up to the first goal of a momentous Ajax victory.

“I was really excited. Playing in the Champions League was my dream as a kid,” Yohannes says. “It was an experience that I can’t put into words.”

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