Paris Saint-Germain resume their Ligue 1 campaign as one of 13 sides yet to lose in their current league season; if you can't beat them, join them, says UEFA.com.
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Paris Saint-Germain resume their league programme tonight at FC Metz, looking to make it to 14 games unbeaten since the start of their Ligue 1 campaign. However, as UEFA.com discovers, they are not the only side to have refused to bow in domestic football this season.
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Stjarnan claimed their first Icelandic championship in some style, making it through the whole of the 2014 campaign unbeaten, though it took an added-time goal in their final match of the season to knock FH Hafnarfjördur off the top of the table. "I still can't believe what happened this summer," said coach Rúnar Már Sigmundsson. "It is amazing not to lose a single league game."
Croatia: GNK Dinamo Zagreb
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Croatian title winners for the last nine seasons, Dinamo are aiming for another record. Branko Ivanković's Dinamo went 28 league games undefeated from 2006–08 (all wins). Coach Zoran Mamić's charges are unbeaten in 16, and he said: "I've been with the club for ten years, as a player, sporting director and now coach, and this is our best team in that decade."
FYR Macedonia: FK Vardar
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Fifth last term, Vardar had a major summer refit at the behest of Russian owner Sergei Samsonenko and have sparkled from the off. They have won all of their Skopje derbies and are six points clear of FK Rabotnicki at the top of the First League, but coach Sergei Andreev is not satisfied yet. "We must have a killer instinct and ruthlessly finish off our opponents, just like FC Bayern München do," the Russian said.
Wales: The New Saints FC
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With an average return of almost three goals per game, the eight-time champions currently hold a nine-point lead over their nearest rivals, but the full-time side are not complacent. "I have said from the start of the season, I have got the best all-round squad I have had in three years," said manager Craig Harrison. "However, we don't want to rest there."
France: Paris Saint-Germain
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Paris trail Ligue 1 leaders Olympique de Marseille by one point, but there is no question that they are enjoying a superb season – along with Chelsea FC, they are the only side left in the major leagues not to have lost in any competition this term. The French champions may return to action stronger still, with captain and centre-back Thiago Silva back from injury.
Also yet to be beaten:
Malta: Hibernians FC P11 W10 D1
England: Chelsea FC P11 W9 D2
Ukraine: FC Dynamo Kyiv P11 W8 D3
Germany: FC Bayern München P11 W8 D3
Portugal: FC Porto P10 W6 D4
Cyprus: APOEL FC P9 W7 D2
Israel: Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC P8 W6 D2
Israel: Hapoel Beer Sheva FC P8 W5 D3