Champions League

Barca focussed on PSG test

2014-09-30 12:10
Luis Enrique (Supplied)

Cape Town - Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is expecting a stern test of his side's European credentials when they face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The Catalans travel to the Parc des Princes to take on a struggling PSG outfit, who will be without several of their key players.

Les Parisiens have lost Thiago Silva, Ezequiel Lavezzi and, critically, former Barca star Zlatan Ibrahimovic to injury in recent weeks.

Despite the prospect of facing a much-weakened side, Enrique is still expecting a difficult match up in Paris.

"That Ibrahimovic is not playing is an important loss for PSG, but it won't change our game plan," the 44-year-old told the assembled press.

"Of course it's important [to finish top of the pool], but we'll have to wait and see how we do. Theoretically, we're the two favourites in the group.

"To beat PSG we'll have to play at our very, very best.

"But I don't know if this game will decide the group - all kinds of things happen in the group stages.

"We need to focus on tomorrow's game and tomorrow's opponent."

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