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The Road So Far
PSG have benefited from being in one of the group stage’s less-testing compilations of sides. They have the best record of any team in the competition at this point in time, having won three of three with a goal difference of +11.
PSG have failed to achieve sustained success in any decade of their history but are entering a new era, backed by impressive investment. Domestic dominance may be challenged by AS Monaco, but in Europe, they should have the quality to trouble the latter stages.
They lost narrowly to Barcelona in the quarter-final, having navigated their way through a tricky group. Barcelona overcame Valencia in the second round.
Doubts may linger over Laurent Blanc's mental qualities at the truly elite end of football management. The job certainly carries immense pressure, but the early stages of the season have been promising.
The team is littered with fine players, not least Brazil captain Thiago Silva. However, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic in town, there is only one "Star Man." The Swede has scored six goals in three fixtures so far.