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PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring against Bastia in Ligue 1, October 19Reuters

The goal scored by PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the Ligue 1 game against Bastia was pure brilliance, when he flicked the ball in with his heel. Expect more of the same when Paris Saint-Germain travel to Group C bottom side Anderlecht in the Champions League.

Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani are in prime form, and with Anderlecht already letting in five goals from their first two games, goals can be expected to flow from the boots of the much-vaunted strike duo.

"Zlatan is Zlatan, he is something else; he has so many qualities," Anderlecht manager John Van Den Brom said. "When you then hear during a match that Zlatan is substituted and Cavani replaces him, then you think 'wow.'

"When you have so many options as a coach, then it says a lot about the quality of our opponents. We will play against a star team. That is an honour, but also a challenge for a young team like ours to try to achieve something. That is nice."

PSG have picked up six points from two matches so far and sit pretty at the top of the group, three points ahead of Benfica and Olympiakos.

"A win is an absolute must for us and will be a first step towards qualifying for the next stage," Laurent Blanc said. "To keep my players sharp I am always saying that every match will be difficult. We do not take any match for granted. And that is exactly how we will handle the Anderlecht game. We go into every match the way we should, with the right attitude, and stay focused all match long.

"As a team we create many chances and we do not always convert them. I cannot complain about the effort of my players, it is just sometimes a lack of efficiency in finishing. We need to be a bit more efficient in that, but with patience that will come.

"We cannot think that we will easily push Anderlecht aside, that will not happen. We always respect our opponents and that will be no different tomorrow [Wednesday]."

Team News: Silvio Proto and Ronald Vargas is out for Anderlecht, while Javier Pastore is ruled out for PSG after the Argentine flew back to his home country for personal reasons. Thiago Silva also remains sidelined, although the defender's recover is going according to plan, according to Blanc.

Key men: Anderlecht: It's been a few years since Matias Suarez made a huge impression in Europe, and the striker will need to turn it on if the Belgian side are to stand any chance against PSG.

PSG: Ibrahimovic and Cavani, more than enough said.

Where to watch

The game is scheduled for a 12.15 a.m. IST start on Thursday morning with no live telecast. 

Expected lineups: Anderlecht: Kaminski; Mbemba, Kouyate, Nuytinck, N'Sakala; Milivojevic, Tielemans, Praet; Bruno, Mitrovic, Suarez.

PSG: Sirigu; Van der Wiel, Alex, Marquinhos, Maxwell; Matuidi, Verratti; Lucas, Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi; Cavani.

Prediction: 4-0 to PSG