Paris Saint-Germain 0 -2 Reims: Kamara and Dia clinch shock win

Reims claimed a shock 2-0 win at Paris Saint-Germain, who lost a Ligue 1 home game for the first time since May 2018.

Paris Saint-Germain suffered their first home league defeat since May 2018 as goals from Hassane Kamara and Boulaye Dia gave Reims a shock 2-0 victory at the Parc des Princes.

The Ligue 1 champions, deprived of a host of key players, were well below their best and a spirited Reims side took advantage.

Kamara powerfully headed home in the 29th minute and, even though PSG piled on the pressure in the second half, the visitors' defence stood firm.

PSG were without the attacking qualities of Julian Draxler, Edinson Cavani, Kylian Mbappe and the on-loan Mauro Icardi – all absent through injury – while Marco Verratti was suspended.

It meant much of PSG's impetus in the final third fell to Neymar, whose knack of scoring late goals secured back-to-back 1-0 wins against Strasbourg and Lyon in Ligue 1.

However, Reims packed the midfield and swarmed around the Brazilian whenever he received the ball, stifling Neymar's impact, although he did go close with a free-kick that curled narrowly over.

The visitors took a surprise lead just before the half-hour mark when Kamara netted his first top-flight goal.

PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas almost kept out Kamara's header from Marshall Munetsi's cross with a spectacular one-handed diving save, but the Reims midfielder's effort had too much power and went in off the post.

Thomas Tuchel's side dropped points in an away defeat to Rennes last month, and they only threatened sporadically in their quest to avoid a second league loss of the campaign.

PSG had not been beaten at home in the league for 22 games since suffering a 2-0 reverse at the hands of Rennes, but they went down by the same margin when Dia got on the end of Thomas Foket's cross and volleyed home in stunning fashion.

No early breathing room for PSG

Shorn of many of their stars, PSG were unable to break down a dogged Reims side and now only lead Ligue 1 on goal difference ahead of second-placed Angers, who won 2-0 at Toulouse.

Kamara caps brilliant performance

It was a night to remember for Kamara. He opened the scoring and went close to doubling his tally. Disciplined in central midfield, he was pivotal to Reims' third league win of the season.



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