Ancelotti: Menez was key to PSG win
PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti felt Jeremy Menez's contribution was vital as Les Parisiens made a perfect return to the Champions League with a 4-1 rout of Dynamo Kiev, but the Italian played down his side's chances of winning the trophy next May.
Goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva, Alex and Javier Pastore sent PSG top of Group A but Ancelotti picked out Menez as the key man after the game.
The France international won the penalty that broke the deadlock at the Parc des Princes and was a constant menace for the Dynamo defence.
''Menez was the key. He was very dangerous and played well with Ibrahimovic and Pastore," Ancelotti said. "Our three midfielders, [Marco] Verratti, [Blaise] Matuidi and [Clement] Chantome were very good. Despite their lack of experience at this level they did a great job.
''It was a good match, we worked well. It was important to win this opener. But we need to focus first on going through this group, we don't think we are one of the favourites for the title. We started well but we had only three points. We have five games remaining."
PSG's next fixture is away to Porto, who began their campaign with a 2-0 victory over Dinamo Zagreb and Ancelotti is wary of the threat provided by the Portuguese giants.
"Kiev is not the best team in the Champions League but we didn't win because they were bad, we won because we really produced. Now Porto, a higher calibre team, lie ahead."
Ibrahimovic's opener for PSG fired him into the record books as he became the first player to score for six different clubs in the Champions League, having previously found the back of the net for Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona and AC Milan - and he set reaching the knockout stage as a minimum requirement for his side.
"We sent a message to Europe. It's a fantastic start," the Sweden star said. "The match seemed easy but it wasn't. We produced good football, we made our opponent suffer. Our aim is qualification, it doesn't matter if we are first or second."