Speaking ahead of Manchester City's Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, Riyad Mahrez assessed what lay ahead for the Premier League Champions.

"[They are] a very good team. More or less the same as last season, they've added Messi and a few others," he said.

That might have been a little bit of an understatement by the City winger - the French giants have made six signings since the sides met in the semi-finals of the competition last season.

City won both legs to prevail 4-1 on aggregate but the PSG they face this time will be a different proposition entirely - not least because they now boast Lionel Messi in their ranks.

Here's a breakdown of the new faces.

Lionel Messi

Messi needs no introduction.

The Argentina star could quite easily be playing for City now had the club completed a move for him in 2020, but after Barcelona were unable to renew his contract this year due to financial constraints, he signed a two-year deal with PSG.

Messi has not had an ideal start to life in Paris, having played three games without scoring or assisting. A bone bruising injury has kept him out of action over the past week, but Mauricio Pochettino confirmed on Monday that Messi will be available for the visit of City.

He might not be in the form of his career, but City and Guardiola know better than to doubt the six-time Ballon d'Or winner.

Achraf Hakimi

The flying right-back has arguably been PSG's signing of the summer, having scored three goals and provided two assists in eight Ligue 1 appearances since joining from Inter Milan.

The Moroccan has improved one of PSG's weaknesses from when the side's last met, although his attacking tendencies could afford Jack Grealish, Phil Foden or whoever plays on the left side of City's attack the chance to exploit space in behind.

Achraj Hakimi has claimed that he was 'wanted' by Tottenham.
Achraf Hakimi has been the most impressive of PSG's summer signings.

Sergio Ramos

A signing made for big Champions League nights, Sergio Ramos won't be available for PSG against City.

The former Real Madrid captain is yet to make an appearance for his new club due to a calf injury, but he'll likely be involved when the sides meet at the Etihad Stadium in November.

Gianluigi Donnarumma

Over the summer everyone saw just what an incredibly talented goalkeeper Donnarumma is, as the Italy international scoped up the player of the tournament award at Euro 2020.

Gianluigi Donnarumma was sensational at Euro 2020.

Following his refusal to renew terms at AC Milan, the shot stopper joined PSG as a free agent, although he hasn't been the shoo-in for the starting XI like many expected.

Veteran keeper Keylor Navas has started seven games to Donnarumma's two and is expected to keep his place on Tuesday.

Georginio Wijnaldum

Premier League winner Wijnaldum joined PSG on a free transfer after leaving Liverpool at the end of last season and had looked to lock down a place in Pochettino's starting line-up.

In the last few games, though, Ander Herrera and Idrissa Gueye have been preferred, so City might not face their familiar foe in Paris.

Danilo Pereira

Danilo actually played against City for PSG last season while on loan from Porto, but his move has since been made permanent.

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The central midfielder has found minutes difficult to come by this term, although he did play the second half of PSG's opening group fixture two weeks ago, a 1-1 draw with Club Brugge.

Nuno Mendes

Nuno Mendes is an exceptional young talent who was also reportedly on City's radar, but on deadline day he joined PSG on a season-long loan from Sporting Lisbon that contains an option to buy.

The 19-year-old left-back has made a handful of appearances this season, but it is likely that the more experienced Abdou Diallo will be preferred in that position against Guardiola's men.

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