Oct 2, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Parc des Princes
PSGParis Saint-Germain
3-0
Benfica
Ibrahimovic (5', 31'), Marquinhos (25')
van der Wiel (36'), Alex (47')
FT(HT: 3-0)

Gaitan (33')

Preview: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Benfica

PSG's Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts during the match against Bordeaux on August 3, 2013
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Sports Mole previews Wednesday's match between Paris Saint-Germain and Benfica in Group C of the Champions League.

Paris Saint-Germain host Benfica in Group C of the Champions League on Wednesday with both sides having won their opening matches of this season's tournament.

French champions PSG hammered Olympiacos 4-1 in Greece two weeks ago, while Benfica saw off Anderlecht 2-0.

The home side start the contest in the better vein of form, with a run that has seen them go unbeaten in their last nine fixtures.

Meanwhile, Benfica have failed to experience defeat in their last six outings in all competitions.

Alex and Thiago Silva continue to be sidelined through injury for PSG, but both are expected to return before the end of the year.

However, Edinson Cavani is likely to return to the starting lineup after coming off the bench to score in Saturday's 2-0 win against Toulouse.

Benfica currently have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the match at the Parc des Princes.

Recent form

PSG: WWWDWW

Benfica: WDWWWD

Possible starting lineups

PSG: Sirigu; Van der Wiel, Camara, Marquinhos, Maxwell; Lucas, Verratti, Motta, Menez; Ibrahimovic, Cavani

Benfica: Moraes; Luisao, Garay, Pereira, Cortez; Fejsa, Perez, Matic, Lima; Cardozo, Markovic

Sports Mole says: 2-1

Paris Saint-Germain's football club head coach Laurent Blanc during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Guingamp (EAG) at the Parc des Princes stadium on August 31, 2013
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