When the teams for Group C were drawn from their Champions League pots in the summer, almost everyone expected Paris Saint-Germain to breeze through their group and they have lived up to those high expectations. PSG are top of their group and are already five points ahead of second place. But why is this week of such importance?

If PSG win this week against Anderlecht, then they will have qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League. After three convincing victories, PSG made their intentions clear: that they mean business and desire European success.

PSG's latest victims in the Champions League were Belgian side Anderlecht, who lost the first fixture 5-0 in Brussels.

An Anderlecht loss would almost confirm their exit from the Champions League, although statistically they are not out yet.

Another fixture that will decide the fate of two teams is Olympiacos v Benfica. These two sides are both on level points at the moment in the group.

Benfica equalised against Olympiacos in Lisbon to earn a point and stop the Greeks creeping ahead of them in the standings. However, the surface that the teams had to play on was diabolical.

The wet conditions meant that the ball was difficult to kick and, although both teams gave it their all, the game in Greece will give us a greater understanding of who is the stronger side.

So, two incredibly significant fixtures in Group C take place this week and without any later surprises, will probably determine the final standings of the group.

Will PSG qualify? Who will finish in second place? Tuesday night more than likely holds the answers.

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