Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti may be battling for more than first place in Group A against FC Porto on Tuesday.
The Italian may be fighting for his future amid reports that the club's rich Qatari owners have lost patience following a terrible run of domestic form.
''It's a difficult time for us,'' Ancelotti said. ''At the moment we lack consistency, intensity and the taking of responsibility ... My players don't form a team, they're still a sum of individuals.''
Saturday's 2-1 loss at Nice was PSG's third in the past five league games and came only days after it was knocked out of the League Cup quarterfinals by Saint-Etienne on penalty kicks.
Ancelotti snapped after the Nice loss, which knocked PSG out of the top three places, and promised radical changes to his team and his management style, but the changes may come elsewhere.
Sports daily L'Equipe reported Monday that owners QSI have had enough. Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, Real Madrid's Jose Mourinho an...