PSG v RB Leipzig: PSG coming together
PSG defender Marquinhos feels as though his side are beginning to show their true capabilities as they prepare to face RB Leipzig in the Champions League.
So far, the Ligue 1 season has been a breeze for the capital club, with nine wins from 10 matches.They lead by nine points ahead of Lens, with Nice a further two points adrift as Les Parisians seek to claim back the domestic title after losing it to Lille last season.
However, it is the Champions League that is their main source of interest this season with the big-spending French outfit desperate to claim Europe's biggest prize.
Their closest effort came two years ago as they were beaten by Bayern Munich 1-0 in the final thanks to a goal from former player Kingsley Coman.
The addition of Lionel Messi this summer has further boosted their squad and now Marquinhos feels they are starting to showcase their true ability, particularly in Europe.
"I think that we are starting to show it on the pitch," he told the club website. "We had a tricky first match at Bruges, even though nearly all of the big names and strengths of the team were all there.
"It was a difficult match. Against Manchester City, it was a little better and the players were there too."
PSG come into pole position on four points in the group’s third game, but they have Club Brugge as company, only ahead on goal difference. A win and three points for the French Ligue 1 side would put them one step closer to qualifying for the knockout rounds of the tournament, while cementing their position to progress as group winners. Their opponents are at the bottom of the pile and know that anything but a win here could end their already slim chances of progressing. There’s everything here to play for.