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Given all the money that they've splashed out over the previous transfer windows, Paris St. Germain would surely have to be in contention for some title this year.
If not the Champions League, then surely they can win the poor, pathetic Ligue 1 this season, right? After all, if Montpellier can thrive last year, then surely a side boasting the likes of Lucas Moura, Thiago Silva and, of course, Zlatan Ibrahomvoic, can do so as well?
You'd assume so, but the Paris-based club are certainly no lock on a trophy this season, either in Europe or even in their own domestic competition.
Lyon are currently tied with PSG in Ligue 1 at the moment and, despite a large portion of the year remaining, have a genuine chance for the title this season. They are playing particularly well at home and are only goal-difference away from the cashed-up giants at the moment, something that will no doubt give them plenty of optimism for the year ahead.
Keep in mind also that PSG started the season winless through their first six games and have dropped easy points at home to lesser teams this season, proving that they might not have the consistency or the cohesion to succeed week in and week out.
Their focus is clearly on the Champions League, and with Lyon playing well, it might only take one or two bad weeks on the domestic front to surrender the title race. And when they get eliminated from the Champions League—which they will—they could well end up with nothing this year.