FC Porto and Paris Saint-Germain FC may be in buoyant mood after winning their respective openers in UEFA Champions League Group A, but neither coach is taking anything for granted ahead of matchday two. Vítor Pereira is wary but "has faith in our own ability", while PSG's Carlo Ancelotti is keen to play down his team's chances.
Coach Vítor Pereira
The last match in Zagreb only left good memories. The team showed great tactical maturity and our identity was expressed throughout the match. We prepared for this game as we always do, passing information to the players as usual. We will play as we do all the time, controlling the ball.
We're not going to worry only about [Zlatan] Ibrahimović, because there are 11 players in a team and PSG have a great side, individually and collectively. But they'll be up against a great team too.
This year we want a Champions League campaign that reflects our quality. Being favourites in this competition [as PSG are] doesn't mean much, as we saw last year, so we just have to play match by match.
Saturday: Rio Ave FC 2-2 Porto (Monteiro 79 86; Lopes 33, Martinez 90)
Helton; Lopes, Maicon, Otamendi, Alex Sandro; Lucho (Fernando 64), Defour (Kléber 84), Moutinho; Atsu (Varela 66), Rodríguez, Jackson Martinez.
• Jackson Martinez scored his fourth league goal in five matches to earn Porto a point and keep them level with Portuguese Liga leaders SL Benfica.
Rolando is available after serving a one-game ban on matchday one, while Fernando came on midway through the second half against Rio Ave for his first appearance in more than a month following a thigh injury.
Coach Carlo Ancelotti
Porto are the stronger team, they have more experience in this competition. For us it is a very good test of our confidence. Playing an 'Italian style' is not necessarily a bad thing; Italy won the 2006 World Cup that way and they have plenty more titles. It is just a different way of approaching a match.
Porto play differently to us. I don't think they are weaker without Hulk, they're just playing differently and they have their own identity. With Thiago Silva our defence has improved considerably. We're in a good moment, we have a good atmosphere in the changing room and this is the perfect time to play Porto. They have a good defence and a good attack, but it all depends on how the match pans out. It will be great if we win.
Saturday: PSG 2-0 FC Sochaux-Montbéliard (Gameiro 11, 33)
Sirigu; Jallet, Thiago Silva, Alex, Maxwell; Sissoko (Van der Wiel 62), Matuidi, Verratti (Rabiot 75), Pastore; Gameiro (Hoarau 80), Ibrahimović.
• Kevin Gameiro marked his first start of the season with both goals as PSG moved to within three points of Ligue 1 leaders Olympique de Marseille.
Mathieu Bodmer (thigh) and Thiago Motta (back) remain sidelined, while Diego Lugano is also left out. Ezequiel Lavezzi (thigh) and Jérémy Ménez (back) are back in contention.
PSG did not manage to score away from home in their last UEFA Champions League campaign in 2004/05, and were also unable to hit the net on their travels in last term's UEFA Europa League group stage.
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