Group A's top two clubs face off at the Estadio do Dragao, with the visitors arriving in fine form, but will be wary of the threat the Portuguese giants pose.
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Porto coach Vitor Pereira will be unlikely to ring the changes for Wednesday's visit of Paris Saint-Germain to the Estadio do Dragao.
The Portuguese giants are set to welcome back Silvestre Varela to the starting lineup, replacing Christian Atsu who featured in the 2-2 draw against Rio Ave at the weekend. Rolando is available, having completed a one-match ban, incurred in the 4-0 defeat to Manchester City in last season's Europa League.
Former Marseille midfielder Lucho Gonzalez is a familiar face, and foe for the visitors, having scored twice in six games against Carlo Ancelotti's side.
Paris Saint-Germain, meanwhile, will be boosted by the return of Ezequiel Lavezzi and Clement Chantome for the trip to northern Portugal. Chantome was suspended in the 2-0 victory over Sochaux at the weekend, while the Argentine international returns from a 10-day lay-off.
Jeremy Menez is also in line for a return, having sat out the weekend victory, but Ancelotti is likely to keep changes to a minimum, with one eye on the Ligue 1 clash against fierce rivals Marseille at the weekend.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Porto beat Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 in Croatia on Matchday 1, with Lucho Gonzalez (pictured right) scoring in his 50th Champions League appearance, hours after his father passed away.
- Lucho also maintained his record of scoring in eight consecutive Champions League seasons
- The Portuguese side met with PSG in the group stage of the 2004-05 campaign, with a famous scissor-kick by Charles Edouard Coridon earning the French side a 2-0 win in Paris, with the return ending 0-0.
- Porto beat French sides Marseille, Lyon and subsequently Monaco in the final en route to their 2004 Champions League victory.
- Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Dinamo Kiev 4-1 on Matchday 1, with Thiago Silva scoring on his debut.
- Silva initially signed for Porto back in 2004, but only managed one reserve game.
- The visitors' record in Portugal reads one win in five, beating Braga in the Europa League in 2009, but losing to Benfica in their most recent visit to the country.
- Thiago Silva (PSG), Alex Sandro and Danilo (FC Porto) earned Brazil a silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.