So, How Did The World's Best Soccer Team Manage Without The World's Best Player?Greg Howard4/03/13 6:50pmFiled to: SoccerFC BarcelonaPSGChampions LeagueLionel MessiZlatan IbrahimovicNewsGettyPic621EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkBarcelona traveled to Paris yesterday to take on Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of what might be the most intriguing matchup of the Champions League quarterfinals round. PSG, bought by a group of Qatari investors last year, has quickly become one of the richest clubs in the world. This season, they bought forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and centerback Thiago Silva—arguably the world's best players at their respective positions—from Italian outfit AC Milan. PSG are seven points clear in France's relatively weak Ligue 1, but their goal is to win the Champions League and be crowned world's best club.Barcelona, the world's best club over the last five years, is the first real test of PSG's ambition. Though they've faded a bit since their height of dominance a couple of seasons ago, they compete in a better league, have better players, and showed in one 4-0 win against AC Milan in the Champions League Round of 16 that they might still be the best European side. And, of course, they have Lionel Messi, who at 25 may already be the single greatest player ever.