Ibrahimovic-Cavani stronger than Messi-Neymar, claims Thiago Silva

The Brazil international believes his PSG team-mates' impressive form this season puts them ahead of the Barcelona duo
Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva feels Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani form a better attacking partnership than Barcelona duo Neymar and Lionel Messi.

Cavani and Ibrahimovic have been in impressive form in Ligue 1 so far this season, scoring a total of 24 goals, and the Brazil international would prefer his team-mates over the Barcelona stars based on current form.

"It's hard to choose between the two attacking partnerships. Neymar is a friend, but so are Zlatan and Cavani. One thing is for sure and that is that all four of them are incredibly strong," the 29-year-old told L'Equipe.

"They are two of the greatest attacking duos around in the game, but Cavani and Ibrahimovic play together more often.

"That's of course also down to Messi's injury, but that makes the difference for me at this point. At the moment, Cavani and Ibrahimovic are stronger.

"PSG have a dream attack with them up front. Any club would want them in their team."

Paris Saint-Germain will be looking to return to winning ways against Rennes on Saturday after their Champions League defeat to Benfica in midweek.