GUARDIAN SPORT: Pain game

GUARDIAN SPORT: Pain game as City take on PSG

PSG and Messi struggling to adjust to one another as City rematch looms

They look like a PlayStation team.” It felt significant that Giorgio Chiellini’s assessment of the current Paris Saint-Germain squad, offered in an interview with L’Equipe this week, was intended as a compliment or at least something close to one.

As Manchester City travel to Paris for what is, on paper, their toughest Champions League group fixture, it would be easy to feel a little underwhelmed by opponents who are still struggling to adjust to the presence of their new No 30 shirt, also known as the greatest club footballer of all time.

Manchester City will fancy their chances of more joy in Paris, with the hosts’ ‘PlayStation team’ yet to become more than a balance-sheet success story

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