Posted March 05, 2013 on AP on Fox
Paris Saint-Germain's inconsistency in the French league has yet to impact its Champions League campaign as the big spenders hold a 2-1 lead ahead of Wednesday's return leg in the last 16 against Valencia. PSG has not reached the Champions League quarterfinals since 1995 and will be favored to progress, despite coping without top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is suspended. Ibrahimovic, who has scored 26 goals, has been masking PSG's weaknesses. When he's out of form, like in Saturday's 1-0 loss at Reims, the team seems short on options. PSG's win in Valencia three weeks ago contrasted sharply with Saturday's poor display, which was PSG's second straight away loss to a team fighting against relegation - a worrying statistic for a club aspiring to join Europe's elite. PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti refused to criticize his players for their poor showing against Reims and said the loss does not change his plans for Valencia. ''I don't th...
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