the PSG surprised at home by Reims

The Paris club lost at home to Reims (2-0), Wednesday closing the 7th day of Ligue 1, but retains its leading position.

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Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Axel Disasi, Wednesday, September 25, closing the 7th day of Ligue 1 at the Parc des Princes in Paris.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Axel Disasi, Wednesday, September 25, closing the 7th day of Ligue 1 at the Parc des Princes in Paris. Michel Euler / AP

Already the second defeat of the season for PSG. The Paris club, forced to play without many of its major players, lost at home against Reims (2-0), Wednesday, September 25 at the Parc des Princes, at the end of the 7e Ligue 1 day, but retains its leading position.

Already defeated in Rennes (2-1) from 2e day late August, the champion of France this time dropped points on his lawn. He retains his first place only thanks to a better goal difference than his dauphin Angers (15 points, +8 against +5). For its part, Reims is offering a third prestigious success after its success against Marseille and Lille – still 2-0 – and climbs to 8e position (11 pts).

Only good news of the evening for Paris, the relative normalization of the relations between the supporters and Neymar. At the time of the announcement of the players, the Brazilian number 10 had first seen his name being both whistled … and acclaimed! As if he had already returned half of the public with his last two jewels against Strasbourg and Lyon.

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Just "indifference"

Once the match begins, no banners, no insults, no whistles on each of his shots. Just from "Indifference" as promised by the Ultra Paris Collective, the main group of supporters, the day after "Hell" which had been reserved for him at the beginning of September for his Parisian reunion. But unlike the last games, the Brazilian, lonely enough during the meeting, failed to save his team for the third time in a row …

Facing the cascade of injuries, his coach Thomas Tuchel has launched a team "New Look" with the young Loïc Mbe Soh tenured at the right-back position, the returning Leandro Paredes or Juan Bernat in midfield. Bet lost. In the absence of many executives (Mbappé, Thiago Silva, Edinson Cavani …), the broad review of staff had a direct impact on the very disappointing performance of the Paris team.

The only thrills of the evening were a Paredes missile that came close to the goalkeeper's posts (9e), then when Neymar saw his direct free-kick shave Rajkovic's left post (29e). Reims opened the scoring on the next action. On a good center came from the right, Hassane Kamara took the best on Mbe Soh to place a head unstoppable (1-0, 30e).

Parisians struggled to put the game against bold and applied Rémois to play their blow thoroughly. So Abdelhamid, lonely at the far post, was close to doubling the lead just before half-time (45 minutes).e), a few moments after the injury exit of Choupo-Moting (42e). After the break, PSG was unable to put more pace.

This is how Tuchel had to quickly make his last two changes by bringing Thomas Meunier in the place of the young Mbe Soh (59).e), then Marquinhos at the expense of Layvin Kurzawa (66e). Without any noticeable effects … Worse, Reims still got an opportunity to kill the match on a Donis strike that failed on the post (77).e), while Herrera's hand in the box was not whistled by the referee …

Just entered the game, Boulaye Dia finally gave even more brilliance to the performance of his team by increasing the mark of an acrobatic recovery at the end of the game (2-0). In Bordeaux, the next opponent of Paris on Saturday, a reaction and the return of executives are eagerly awaited!

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