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Five minutes added on and PSG thought it was done with it. But Reims had another plan. A pass right through the centre and Balogun drives right through, before slotting it in to claim a point for his side, with the last kick of the game. WHAT AN END!!! PSG 1-1 REIMS.
Balogun and Zaneli combine well to get into the box, but it is the final decisive pass that has been lacking. Van Bergen is the next to try for Reims and he too misses.
Reims comes knocking again, but it is the finishing touch that has been lacking for the visitor, who must feel like it deserves at least a point tonight.
Messi with a glorious chance to double the lead. Mbappe drives through the left and takes a shot and the ball circulates its way back to Messi, whose impulsive shot was just wide.
PSG yet to have a comfortable grip over the game as Reims tries to make them pay for their inability to widen the gulf between the two sides.
Reims has faded out, particularly in the second half, while PSG’s stars have helped them open up the visiting defence.
PSG has looked more likely to score after it reduced to 10 men. Messi puts Hakimi through and the Moroccan slots in, only for the line referee to call it offside. CLOSE TO A SECOND!!
Mbappe’s turn to go down in the box, but the referee isn’t too interested. The game has gathered momentum in the last few minutes, with both teams becoming more attack-minded.
Ito drives in from the right and he releases Balogun, who is hacked down by Marquinhos and the referee points to the spot for a penalty. VAR intervenes and the penalty is rescinded, but Verratti is shown a red card for a bad tackled during the buildup . DRAMA!!
Reims has been the better side so far, but it is PSG who has taken the lead, thanks to the brilliance of two of its primary attackers.
Reims is confident on the ball and progresses the ball with ease. But it is Messi who makes the difference as he threads the needle to find Neymar who is calm enough to slot it in. PSG takes the lead!!
Hakimi wins a corner down the right. They take it short, but the buildup was too slow and the set-piece goes wasted.
PSG brings in Marco Verratti for Vitinha to change things up in the middle as the second half begins.
Neymar has had a quiet day so far and Reims is trying to put his side under pressure, by shackling the Brazilian forward. It is half-time and it should be the visiting side, which must on a happier territory.
Reims goalkeeper Diouf almost miskicks the ball and Messi thought he had pounced on the loose. Diouf must have had his heart in his mouth.
Ito lunges into Neymar and the Brazilian takes a fall. Another yellow card for Reims.
PSG funnelling almost all its attack down the left, through Mbappe. But it hasn’t yet to come to being productive for Galtier’s side yet.
Reims has nullified the threat of Messi-Neymar-Mbappe successfully so far. Reims sets off on a counter and Marquinhos is forced to make a tactical foul and wins the first yellow card of the game.
PSG taken aback by this confident Reims, which is unbeaten in all competitions for more than a month. Mbappe and Neymar have a chance to create a chance from a counter, but they fail to make the right passes.
Flips and Ito combine and the latter manages to sneak another shot in for Reims, who are threatening to score more and more. Munestsi sneaks into the box and latches on to a cross from Flips, but Donnarumma is there to make a crucial save.
Balogun again afforded space and time in the box. He takes a touch and turns and shoots, but it is straight at Donnarumma.
Mbappe leading PSG’s press upfield as the host look to force mistakes out for Reims. But the visiting side break through and Balogun with the first real shot of the day and Donnarumma had to be alert there.
Messi gets a few early touches of the ball as he drops deep to assess play. Reims gets its first chance to move forward, but fails to make Donnarumma work.
Reims yet to get a good touch of the ball as PSG shuffle the ball around with ease.
PSG tries to play out from the back from the kick off and almost makes an error leading to a shot at goal. Loose from the host.
PSG dominates the head-to-head record against Reims. In 17 games between the two, the Parisians have won 11 while Reims has just three wins to its credit.
PSG’s domestic challenge continues as it hosts Reims, on Monday, with its electric trio -- Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar -- looking to continue their domination in the league
Reims comes into this game in decent form, being unbeaten since it lost to Lens right after the World Cup.
PSG on the other hand was quick to bounce back after a 1-3 defeat to title-chaser Lens, with the returning world champion Messi starring with a goal. But the side dipped to another league defeat, this time to Rennes, as competition heats up in Ligue 1.
Mbappe was brutal in his side’s stroll over Pays de Cassel in the French Cup, with the Qatar golden boot winner pumping in five goals in a 7-0 win.
The last time these two sides met, Reims succeeded in holding the Parisians to a 0-0 draw, in game marked by a Sergio Ramos red card.