French league champions Paris Saint Germain are in China to play French Cup winners En Avant Guincamp for the Champions’ Trophy, the traditional French season opener.
The Parisians will be without David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Maxwell, Yohan Cabaye, Blaise Matuidi and Ezequiel Lavezzi, who are all on post-World Cup breaks.
But their star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will take to the field along with Uruguay forward Edison Cavani, who is making his return to competitive action after missing the World Cup through injury.
It is also a massive day out for the entire Breton club. Guingamp’s total population is just over 7,000, much smaller than the 18,000-seater Beijing Workers Stadium where the match will take place on Saturday.