Celtic kickoff their Champions League campaign on Tuesday at Parkhead with a visit from moneyrich Ligue 1 heavyweights PSG in Group B.
Given the gulf in quality and financial worth of both sides, the French visitors remain heavy favorites to pick up all 3 points, but their chances of doing that might be hampered with injuries to forward Angel di Maria and centre-back Thiago Silva.
The South American duo sustained knocks during the last international break and World Cup qualifiers, and are very much likely to miss PSG’s matchday squad for the continental curtain raiser.
The Argentine winger is set to spend at least a month on the sidelines after picking up a tear in a thigh muscle during his side’s 1-1 draw with Venezuela, while the Brazilian defender and club’s captain sustained a knock during the draw with Colombia, with an assessment to be made on the level of damage.
To a certain extent, this is some good news for Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers.
Nevertheless, PSG still boast of a lot of depth in squad, with French youngsters Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe set to fill in the spots of the injured veterans.
The home team will also hope to be boosted by the boisterous atmosphere of their fans as they attempt to shock one of the best and biggest teams in Europe.