A debut can be a daunting occasion for anyone.

Whether it's the match for a new club or for your country, expectations will never be higher than on your first appearance.

But whilst some players have succumbed to the pressure, others have positively thrived under it.

Here we take a look at five debuts - good and bad - that have lived long in the memory.  

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