IT wasn't exactly the draw Celtic were hoping for.

When the Scottish champions were pitted in Group B against Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Anderlecht last month, their odds of returning to the knockout stages of European football’s elite club competition were lengthened significantly.

The eye-watering finances and arsenal of international superstars available to the French and German giants in particular make Brendan Rodgers’ task a difficult one, although memories of that famous night against Barcelona will ensure hopes of a famous victory are still burning when PSG visit Parkhead tonight.

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Disappointed by missing out on the Ligue 1 title to Monaco, the Parc des Princes outfit unleashed their fury on the transfer market this summer by smashing the world transfer record to bring in Barcelona star Neymar before spending another £166m on the deadline day acquisition of teenage talent Kylian Mbappe.

With the likes of Thiago Silva, Dani Alves, Marco Verratti, Angel Di Maria and Edinson Cavani also in their ranks, Unai Emery’s side have become one of the favourites to be lifting the famous big-eared trophy next May. So how have they started?

Domestic dominance

It’s been so far, so good for Emery, who knows that patience will be in short supply this season after a summer of heavy spending.

Since beating Monaco 2-1 to win the Trophee des Champions back in July, the Parisians have been unstoppable in domestic football.

They have won five games out of five, scoring 19 goals in the process to open up a three-point lead at the summit of the table.

Ligue 1 results

PSG 2-0 Amiens

Guingamp 0-3 PSG

PSG 6-2 Toulouse

PST 3-0 St-Etienne

Metz 1-5 PSG

Last Friday’s trip to Metz was significant, as it offered supporters the first chance to see Mbappe, Cavani and Neymar start together.

The resulting 5-1 win came as no surprise and offered a frightening glimpse of what the Hoops are up against as all three got on the scoresheet, the Uruguayan twice.

However, the home side were well in the game at 1-1 up until the moment former Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto was controversially sent off for fouling Mbappe on the 56th minute.

It was a promising debut from Mbappe, while Cavani and Neymar have already been the source of most of PSG’s goals so far this season with seven and four in all competitions respectively.

They are far from being the only dangers in Emery’s squad though, as midfielders Adrien Rabiot and Javier Pastore have already notched twice this term while the likes of Lucas and Julian Draxler offer a proven goal threat.

Top scorers

Edinson Cavani – 7

Neymar – 4

Adrien Rabiot – 2

Javier Pastore – 2

Thiago Motta – 1

Dani Alves – 1

Layvin Kurzawa – 1

Lucas – 1

Kylian Mbappe - 1