In this year's Champions League, teams are beginning to position their pawns, eyeing up the competition, and analysing their chances of reaching the final stages of this year's competition. After the 4-0 demolition of Bayer Leverkusen, people are starting to believe that Paris Saint-Germain are capable of winning this years' trophy. While speaking the French radio station RMC, Argentine presenter for TV station beIN Sport, Omar Da Fonseca, made it clear that he thinks PSG are ahead of Chelsea in the pecking order.
"Chelsea? They have no striker, even further back...It is inferior to PSG."
Da Fonseca played for PSG, Toulouse and Monaco in the 1980's, and is now a respected TV journalist, working for both Canal+ and now for international broadcaster beIN Sport.
"PSG will get to the semi-finals, as long as they don't draw Real, Barca or Bayern. They are slightly behind those three teams."
"It seems that there is no anxiety at PSG. They are not too emotional, there is something about this group."
It is hard to argue with the words from Da Fonseca. The performance against Leverkusen was very impressive. Too often in the league the team has been criticised for taking their foot off the gas, but that wasn't evident on Tuesday. After taking an early lead, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his teammates went for the killer blow, taking a 3-0 lead before half-time. Only then did they slow up.
Leverkusen may not be the strongest of opposition, people will remember the 5-0 home loss to Manchester United, but this is virtually the same side that nearly threw away a slender lead to Valencia last season, this team has matured and developed in 12 months. Now from being knocked out by Barcelona on away goals, they have the chance to go further in this competition.
After going out in the Quarter-Finals last season, many believed that PSG were only one top striker away from beating Barcelona. Now they have Edinson Cavani, who will be fully fit for the next round. It's time for the players to prove Da Fonseca right, and reach the semi-final stage.
Then, they could go all the way.