Paris Saint-German will meet Ajax in Wednesday's night Champions League Group F opener and it will be a real test for the French giants as they have suffered a more than average start to the domestic season.
Currently standing fifth in Ligue 1 only two points behind first place Lille, PSG have drawn some supposedly easy fixtures including most recently a flat 0-0 against Evian.
Success in league
But there's no one doubt of the French [PSG] capability of winning silverware now they acquired top names in their squad, and adding David Luiz for a colossal £42million transfer fee this summer can only strength Paris' defensive display, as he created a strong partnership with fellow Brazilian Thiago Silva.
Ajax saw some recent success in the Netherlands with Frank De Boer in the hot seat, claiming their fourth successive Eredivisie tittle last season.
But losing two top names, Daley Blind (£15m) who joined Manchester United and Siem de Jong (£7m) to Newcastle, Ajax seems to be weakened in attack as they did not add some relevant quality to their squad this summer.
Improving in elite
PSG have reached the Champions League Quarter Final stages on two occasions since they joined back the tournament after just under a decade of absence, and, now are confident to go even further and perhaps book a place for the final at the Olympiastadion stadium in Berlin next year.
Contrary, Ajax did not succeed to go through the Group Stages throughout the past four years, but the Dutch side are clearly a better team and a growing side, now well settled with boss De Boer.
Tonight will be a first approach for both teams to this year Champions League, which keep asking more and more quality in terms of performances with regular European top teams getting better and better every year.
PSG have a lot to prove to their fans but also the entire Europe that especially that are a top team again.
Although a poor start in Ligue 1 so far, compared to the top quality they have in their squad, they will be fine in domestic in France, but winning the Champions League would be such an achievement that would definitely bring back the French capital at the very top of European football