PSG coach Laurent Blanc: finishing 2nd would be a failure

Edinson Cavani is a doubt against Montpellier as he only recently joined his teammates. Paris Saint Germain Fans may have to wait longer to see how he links up with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

updated: August 08, 2013 20:43 IST
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Paris: All eyes will be on defending champion Paris Saint-Germain and big-spending rival Monaco when the French league kicks off this weekend, with new PSG coach Laurent Blanc making clear that anything short of the title will mean failure for his expensively assembled team.

Blanc's first match in charge is at Montpellier on Friday, while newly promoted Monaco visits Bordeaux the day after.

PSG has again spent heavily in the transfer market, notably bringing in Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani from Napoli for 64 million euros ($84 million) in the fifth most expensive transfer in history.

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