The first clash of two of Europe’s newest financial heavyweights is set to indicate who has the early edge in France when champion Paris Saint-Germain hosts Monaco at the Parc des Princes on Sunday. Both teams spent heavily in the off-season with Qatari-backed PSG going cheque-book to cheque-book against the Russian-backed Principality outfit in a billionaires’ battle for the game’s most coveted players. PSG coach Laurent Blanc welcomed Uruguayan Edinson Cavani from Napoli where he was Italy’s top scorer last season, in the sixth highest transfer deal of all time at some €64 million. While Monaco stunned the European football world when it captured the highly-rated Colombian Radamel Falcao for €60 million from Atletico Madrid. — AFP

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