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PSG will be hoping to continue their winning ways in the Champions League following their victory over Barcelona in the last fixtureReuters

Paris Saint-Germain travel to Cyprus to take on APOEL Nicosia in their third Group F fixture at the GSP stadium.

PSG will be looking to continue their winning ways in the Champions League following a 3-2 win over Barcelona in their last fixture.

After a dominating performance in the Ligue 1 in 2013/14, where they secured the French title with a massive nine point deficit, PSG have not been able to emulate the same form this season as they are currently in second place, seven points behind leaders Marseille.

Having made the quarterfinals before in the Champions League, PSG might just sense an opportunity to do a lot better this season.

"The Champions League is important for us – we want to compete in it and to win it," Blanc told UEFA's official website.

The French boss, who will be without the services of Zlatan Ibrahimović (heel) and Ezequiel Lavezzi (thigh) for this match, also insists that his side will not be taking APOEL lightly despite PSG being considered the favourites in this game.

"APOEL are used to playing in Europe and they have quality players," he said. "We have seen their recent games in the Champions League – they looked very strong against Ajax, so we must be focused and ready for a tough game.

"We know that they are very disciplined and are dangerous on the counterattack, as we saw against Barcelona and Ajax. They maintain their shape well. They don't have too much of the ball, but they are dangerous when they do."

Meanwhile, APOEL will be hoping to do well against PSG despite them being the underdogs.

The Cypriot side will be looking to emulate their form in the 2011/12 season, where they reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League against all odds before finally losing to Real Madrid.

This time, however, it will be very difficult for APOEL as they have been placed in a very tough group alongside PSG, Barcelona and Ajax.

Nevertheless, APOEL have done pretty well in their first two Champions League fixtures against Ajax (1-1) and Barcelona (1-0) especially considering the quality of both the sides.

And APOEL boss Giorgos Donis says that his side will go into this match with the same attitude and temperament they had in their first two fixtures.

"We head into this game in the same manner as our previous two games in this competition. For us, every game is crucial and we aim to do our utmost on the pitch," Donis said.

"Even in Barcelona, we were still in it right up until the end, while against Ajax we could have won. I don't expect this game to be any different – we can compete against them and I believe we will."

Despite admitting that PSG are a very strong opponent, the 44-year-old boss insists that his side will be looking to pick up maximum points in each and every game.

"We have a massive game against an impressive side who are looking to win this competition. They have a wealth of quality individual players in a big squad," added Donis.

"As for us, our aim is to be competitive in every game and to get as many points as we can. I believe that at home, although we respect our opponents, we need to show our strength."

Expected lineups: PSG: Sirigu; Van der Wiel, David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Maxwell; Matuidi, Verratti, Motta; Lucas, Cavani, Pastore.

APOEL: Pardo; Antoniades, Carlão, João Guilherme, Mário Sérgio; Vinicius, Nuno Morais; Manduca, Tiago Gomes, Charalambides; Sheridan.

Where to Watch Live

The game is set for a 7.45 pm BST (12.15 am IST, 2:45 pm EDT) start with a live stream option available on Ten Sports Live in India. Catch the action in the UK on Sky Sports Red Button, with an option to live stream the match online on Sky Go.

Viewers in the US can watch the Champions League game on Fox Soccer Plus, with an option to live stream on FoxSoccer2Go. Audience in the Middle East and North Africa can catch the action via live streaming on Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa viewers can do the same on Supersport online.

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