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PSG leaves victory in discount against Reims

They maintain three points of advantage over Lens and five over Marseille

PSG saw the victory vanish in the final discount of the game this Sunday, when Reims scored to tie 1-1 for matchday 20 of the French Ligue.

Lens (2nd) and Marseille (3rd) had drawn 1-1 against Troyes (15th) and Monaco (4th), respectively, on Saturday, and that gave PSG the chance to extend their advantage as líder. However, it also equalized 1-1 and everything remains the same.

PSG is three points ahead of Lens and five points ahead of Marseille.

It was also difficult for PSG to break down the wall of Reims, a team from the middle zone of the table (11th). It wasn't until the 51st minute, when Neymar took advantage of a rebound in the area after a shot from the edge of Lionel Messi.

The match was complicated for the Paris team in minute 59, when the referee showed Italian Marco Verratti the red card for a strong tackle on Japanese Junya Ito.

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Despite the numerical inferiority, PSG continued to arrive with some fluidity and in minute 65 the Moroccan Achraf Hakimi was annulled somewhat for offside. Messi had his best chance in minute 83, when he sent a shot into the area slightly wide with everything to his advantage.

The failures ended up costing dearly, since Reims tied at the last moment with a counterattack that the American-British Folarin Balogun finished off successfully at 90+6.

“We cannot be satisfied with our performance. There is no need to worry, but we must quickly return to the path of victory and play more as a team," PSG coach Christophe Galtier told Amazon Prime.


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