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Players like Silva allow PSG to matchup with the best.
PSG's spending has built a squad full of talent in each area of the field. To be successful in the Champions League, a team needs to be solid in all areas and PSG fits that description.
Any attack led by Zlatan Ibrahimovic is going to cause opponents to worry. While Ibra has carried the goal scoring load early in the season, PSG has players like Menez, Pastore, Lavezzi, Nene and Gameiro to help shoulder the load. On the surface, PSG have the players to form a formidable attack in the Champions League.
The midfield has a solid cast with some of the aforementioned players along with Motta, Matuidi and up and coming Marco Verratti. Matuidi and Motta are ball winners. Having them protecting the back four is key for PSG.
The defense took huge strides this summer by adding Thiago Silva. Silva is one of the best at his position and adding him to the solid experience of Maxwell, Alex and Jallet was huge. The late addition of Van der Wiel will pay dividends in his versatility, and the return to form of Saho gives Ancelotti the flexibility to match up with most squads.