CHAMPIONS LEAGUE IS BACK! Europe's elite will go head-to-head this week with plenty of mouth-watering match-ups on deck, including Paris Saint-Germain's ridiculous starting XI.

Domestic football takes a back seat as the Champions League rolls into town.

From Barcelona vs. Juventus, AS Roma vs. Atletico Madrid to Spurs vs. Borussia Dortmund and the return of Manchester United & Chelsea.

(Watch Neymar retire a Ligue 1 defender on live television. This is ridiculous:)

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Not to mention PSG travelling to Scotland to face Celtic. And the free-spending French giants are a genuine contender for the Champions League after their summer spree.

PSG not only snapped up Neymar from Barcelona for a world record £198 million, but also lured AS Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe to the French capital with an equally massive offer.

Following the arrival of both Neymar and Mbappe, PSG should walk Ligue 1 especially with the defending champions' mass exodus.

Though they'll also be eyeing up the Champions League. And judging by the side they are likely to field against Celtic on Tuesday night, they could potentially go all the way.

WHAT A SIDE!

Still Angel Di Maria, Julian Draxler, Lucas Moura and Javier Pastore to call upon.

Unai Emery's side were dumped out of last seasons Champions League courtesy of the greatest comeback in European football.

High fives all round. Image: PA

Mbappe performs his trademark celebration after opening his PSG account. Image: PA

Barcelona overturned a four goal deficit from the first leg, to progress to the next round after beating PSG 6-1 on the night.

But after heavily reinforcing their side, the club will be hoping to mount another challenge, and more this campaign.

PSG are also grouped with Anderlecht and Bayern Munich. The Champions League is nearly here, folks!

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a writer at SPORTbible. He is a combat sport aficionado and contributes to boxing and MMA articles.

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