French Ligue 1 NewsPSG suffers first defeat of the season at home

For the first time, Paris St-Germain lost at home in the league since May 2018. They were beaten 2-0 by Reims. This makes it their second defeat of the season as well.


The French champions looked nothing like the team who crushed Real Madrid 3-0 in the Champions League last week. The club failed to create chances at the Parc des Princes which brought them into defeat.

Hassane Kamara headed home in the first half. Thereafter, Boulaye Dia doubled the tally with a bicycle kick in added time to give the visitors a deserved victory. This makes Reims lie in the eight position on 11 points.

PSG remains top of Ligue 1 with 15 points from seven games.

Earlier, Victor Osimhen scored his sixth league goal of the season to inspire Lille to a 2-0 home win over Racing Strasbourg.

The 20-year-old Nigerian opened the scoring. Loic Remy doubled the lead as the side from Northern France moved up to third in the standings on 13 points.

Angers are second, behind PSG on goal difference, after Rachid Alioui’s late double gave them a 2-0 win at Toulouse.
Olympique Lyonnais extended their winless streak to six games in all competitions despite goals by Maxwell Cornet and Moussa Dembele being canceled out by Yoann Court’s double in a 2-2 draw at Stade Brestois.

Lille will take on Chelsea in the Champions League next week when Lyon, who are 11th in the Ligue 1 on nine points, travel to RB Leipzig.

How it happened

With Idrissa Gueye rested, Marco Verratti suspended and Marquinhos starting on the bench, PSG, already without injured striker Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani, struggled at the Parc des Princes.

Kamara put the visitors ahead on 29 minutes as he headed from Marshall Munetsi’s cross with his team’s first effort on target.

Eric Choupo-Moting was replaced by Angel Di Maria shortly before the interval after colliding with Neymar. However, the substitution did little to lift the hosts.

It was Reims who threatened. Remi Oudin’s crossed shot from inside the area hit Keylor Navas’s right-hand post in the 78th minute.

Thomas Tuchel’s side was unable to create danger in the closing stages. This resulted to effectively gaining their first home defeat in Ligue 1 since they lost to Rennes 2-0 at the Parc in May 2018. It happened when Dia’s strike four-minute into stoppage time sealed the victory for Reims.