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Just three weeks ago, Paris Saint-Germain stepped onto the pitch in their first ever Champions League Final - the stage that the French club had spent over a billion euros to arrive on.

Yet little over a month after playing in the showpiece Lisbon event - which they lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich - the project and the French club have been building for the past few seasons is starting to unravel.

The French champions have started the season poorly, with shocking 1-0 defeats to RC Lens and Marseille in their opening two matches of the 2020-21 Ligue 1 season.

Paris Saint-Germain are already in crisis after losing their first two games of the Ligue 1 season

Paris Saint-Germain are already in crisis after losing their first two games of the Ligue 1 season

The French giants are struggling with the fall-out of last month's Champions League final loss

The French giants are struggling with the fall-out of last month's Champions League final loss

PSG are also set to lose Brazilian winger Neymar for several matches after he was sent off alongside Layvin Kurzawa and Leandro Paredes in a shocking brawl at the end of the Marseille defeat on Sunday night. 

Not only this, but coronavirus has worked its way through some of PSG's stars since the Lisbon final, while star striker Kylian Mbappe has reportedly handed in a transfer request.

Sportsmail goes through all the problems PSG are facing at the start of the current campaign...

PROBLEMS UP FRONT 

With 62 goals combined last term, the devastating front-three partnership of Angel Di Maria, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar was a major factor in PSG reaching the Champions League final last month. 

PSG could also rely on Mauro Icardi and Eric Maxim Chupo-Moting from the substitutes' bench in case they needed any more goalscoring power.

But the coronavirus pandemic has depleted PSG's attacking line-up for the start of the 2020-21 season, with several positive cases among the Ligue 1 giants' stars. 

Key PSG trio Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria and Neymar all had COVID-19 over the break

Key PSG trio Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria and Neymar all had COVID-19 over the break

PSG put out a youthful front three as they were beaten 1-0 by RC Lens on Thursday night

PSG put out a youthful front three as they were beaten 1-0 by RC Lens on Thursday night

The diagnosis of Di Maria, Mbappe, Neymar and Icardi over the end-of-season break meant PSG had to put out a very raw front-three for their season opener to RC Lens.

Pablo Sarabia, who scored just four league goals last term, started on the right alongside 18-year-old duo Kays Ruiz-Atil and Arnaud Kalimuendo. 

The teenage pair failed in their audition in the Lens match as they failed to find the net in the shocking 1-0 defeat to the French minnows.

Neymar is set to miss the next few games for PSG after lashing out against Marseille

Neymar is set to miss the next few games for PSG after lashing out against Marseille

While Neymar and Di Maria managed to make a return for the fiery Marseille encounter, their link-up play was tepid in comparison to last month's antics as PSG were disappointing in front of goal once again despite having 14 attempts on goal and 66 per cent possession. 

To add further salt into the wounds, Neymar is set to face a lengthy ban for his red card in the Marseille game, meaning they will be without their dangerous front three for a few more weeks.   

TRANSFER DISHARMONY 

Many thought that PSG would invest heavily in the squad after coming so close to Champions League glory in August - but the French giants are facing a transfer crisis as the summer window enters its final few weeks. 

, PSG boss Tuchel and sporting director Leonardo have clashed in recent weeks over transfer targets to improve the squad. 

While the Brazilian sporting director backed Tuchel after the Marseille defeat, it is common knowledge that the pair do not quite gel at the French champions. 

The mega-rich club have only managed to bring in Alessandro Florenzi in a loan deal this summer, while the temporary spells of Icardi and goalkeeper Sergio Rico have been made permanent.  

Thomas Tuchel (right) and Leonardo (left) are at transfer loggerheads at cash-strapped PSG

(right) and Leonardo (left) are at transfer loggerheads at cash-strapped PSG

PSG also face a financial crisis as any significant investment would risk breaching UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP regulations). European football's governing body initially made harsh sanctions against Manchester City for breaking rules and threw them out of the

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