Paris Saint-Germain, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani in tow, will look to get off to the perfect start when they visit Greek side Olympiakos for their Champions League group stage opener on Tuesday.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be a key player for PSG in their Champions League match against Olympiakos
The French side are the overwhelming favourites to advance to the knockout stages from Group C, which also consists of Anderlecht and Benfica.
PSG impressed in the Champions League last season, giving Barcelona a real scare while being knocked out in the quarterfinals.
Now new manager Laurent Blanc, who took over from Carlo Ancelotti, will be under pressure to at the very least match, if not better last season's performance.
"Every match is different but our aims remain the same -- to win," Blanc said. "Their fans will create a hot atmosphere. I remember them from when I came here with Bordeaux and also during my playing days.
"We will stick to our natural game, retaining possession regardless of what tactics Olympiakos adopt. If we keep the ball, we minimise the risk of conceding.
"To do better than last season would mean to reach the semifinals, which will be a challenge. However, first of all we need to negotiate the group, get as many points as possible and win tomorrow (Tuesday)."
PSG have a really good record against Greek sides, having won six of their last seven games, but Olympiakos manager Michel has no plans on putting up a defensive front.
"We won't change our tactics from game to game because our team has been built to play a certain way," he said. "It's about being strong at both ends of the pitch. Our style of play has yielded some impressive results on the domestic front and we hope to carry that form into Europe.
"It will be my first experiencing of coaching in the Champions League and I have faith in my players' abilities. We respect and admire PSG but we always go out to win. Football has taught me that he who plays for a draw invites a defeat."
Team News: Blanc rested Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani for their Ligue 1 win over Bordeaux, with the latter making a late appearance from the bench. Alex and Javier Pastore (both thigh), though, are definitely ruled out through injury.
Fullbacks Gaeten Bong and Leandro Salino picked up knocks in the weekend's game for Galatasaray and are doubts, while on-loan Arsenal player Joel Campbell, Dimitris Siovas and Giannis Maniatis are expected to return to the starting lineup after being rested at the weekend.
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Expected lineups: Olympiakos: Roberto; Salino, Siovas, Manolas, Holebas; Bong, Maniatis, Samaris, Machado; Campbell, Saviola, Mitroglu.
PSG: Sirigu; Van Der Wiel, Marquinhos, Silva, Digne; Verratti, Motta, Matuidi; Moura, Cavani, Ibrahimovic.
Prediction: 2-0 to PSG
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