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L. Paredes
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H. Ekitike
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K. Mbappé
A. Hakimi
0 - 2
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A. Diallo
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K. Mbappé
Á. Di María
0 - 1

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Total Passes 343 726
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Commentary

That's all from us today folks, we hope you enjoyed the game!
It remains to be seen whether Mbappe will remain a PSG player for much longer, amid speculation linking him away from the club. They return to the top of the Ligue 1 table and will face Clement next time out. Meanwhile for the Reims, the wait for a win goes on and next up for them is a trip to Rennes.
PSG make it four wins from four, after a brace from Mbappe wrapped up a 2-0 victory over Reims. They led 1-0 at the break, after the striker opened the scoring with a header on 16 minutes, but it looked like Reims had equalised shortly after the restart, however, Munetsi was offside and VAR ruled it out. Mbappe then doubled the visitors lead midway through the second period after a quick counter-attack. He was joined on the pitch by Messi shortly after his second goal, with the former Barcelona man receiving a tremendous reception.
90' + 6' FULL-TIME: REIMS 0-2 PSG
90' + 6' SAVE! Navas is called into action late on to deny Van Bergen, after he snuck into the penalty area and drilled a low effort at goal from a tight angle. However, the PSG keeper makes a good stop.
90' + 4' The PSG supporters haven't stopped singing all game, they've been terrific, helped by a strong performance by their side and two well worked goals.
90' + 2' PSG look happy to just sit back and see the game out now, they are slowing it down whenever they can as we approach the final few minutes.
90' There will be a minimum of six minutes added time played at the end of the second half.
L. Paredes
Yellow Card
88' Paredes is booked after he dives in and catches Munetsi late, with the Reims man needing some medical treatment following the challenge.
86' PSG have won each of their last five Ligue 1 games, the longest current winning run in the top-flight and their longest one since November 2020 (eight in a row).
H. Ekitike
Yellow Card
84' Ekitike has only been on the pitch for a few minutes and he has already been booked, after sticking out a leg and tripping up Mbappe.
83' There's less than 10 minutes left to play now, can Reims pull a goal back late on to make it an interesting finish? Or, will PSG be able to put the game beyond doubt with a third goal.
J. Draxler
Á. Di María
81' Another PSG change sees Di Maria head off the pitch and he has been replaced by Draxler.
H. Ekitike
E. Touré
81' Here is the enforced Reims change, with Toure replaced in attack by Ekitike.
79' Stoppage in play here as Toure is down with an injury after a collision with Navas and the medical team are giving him some treatment, but he may not be able to continue.
77' Messi nicks the ball off Reims in midfield and races forward towards the penalty area, before it laying it off to Mbappe, who then turns to pull it back to Messi, but the pass is well cut out.
A. Flips
I. Kebbal
75' Reims have also taken the opportunity to make a substitution, with Kebbal replaced by Flips.
P. Kimpembe
A. Diallo
75' The other change comes in defence, with Kimpembe replaced by Diallo.
L. Paredes
M. Verratti
75' Another couple of changes by PSG now, with Verratti the first to come off and he has been replaced by Paredes.
73' PSG have stepped off the pace in the last few minutes, perhaps they think that the game is won now, but there is still plenty of time left on the clock.
M. van Bergen
D. Lopy
71' Reims have made another change, with Lopy heading off the pitch and he has been replaced by Van Bergen.
70' It is quite strange seeing Messi in a shirt other than a Barcelona one, this is his first ever club game for a different side. Can he mark his debut with a goal?
68' Mbappe has now been involved in six of PSG’s last eight goals against Reims in Ligue 1 (4 goals, 2 assists).
Ander Herrera
G. Wijnaldum
66' PSG also make another change, with Wijnaldum replaced by Herrera.
L. Messi
Neymar
66' Here comes the big substitution that everyone has been talking about, Messi is on for his PSG debut! Neymar is the man to make way.
65' Just when it looked like Reims might be able to get something out of the game, Mbappe has gone and doubled PSG's lead, to make it very difficult for the hosts now.
A. Hakimi
Assist
63' Hakimi put it on a plate for Mbappe, with a wonderful cross and the striker simply couldn't miss from so close.
K. Mbappé
Goal
63' GOAL! Mbappe gets his second of the game and doubles PSG’s lead, it’s 2-0! The visitors counter quickly and catch Reims out at the back, with Hakimi racing down the right wing, before playing a low cross to Mbappe at the back post, who has a tap-in from close range. Lovely move and finish.
62' Decent effort! Lopy manages to find a little bit of space on the edge of the box, but his shot takes a big deflection and Navas gathers to his right.
61' Reims look a lot more confident now since the disallowed goal, now they know that they can break through the PSG defence and get the ball into the back of the net.
59' PSG just need to get back into their rhythm, as they've dropped off the pace in the last 10 minutes or so and it has allowed Reims to capitalise.
57' Messi receives all the applause as he gets warmed up on the sidelines for PSG, will he may his debut for his new club soon?
A. Diallo
Yellow Card
55' Diallo is shown a yellow card for a late challenge on Munetsi.
54' NO GOAL! The referee has been told to disallow the goal and award PSG a free-kick for offside, so it remains PSG who lead 1-0. A few nervy moments for the visitors though, they need to pick up their game.
52' VAR are taking a long look at the Reims goal, as it appears that Munetsi might be offside when Toure makes the initial header. It looks like it will be chalked off.
51' POSSIBLE REIMS GOAL! They think they've made it 1-1, after Toure gets on the end of a great cross from Foket down the right wing, but his header is brilliantly stopped by Navas on the line. However, the keeper can’t stop the rebound from falling straight to the feet of Munetsi, who smashes it in from close range. VAR are checking for a possible offside.
50' PSG are unbeaten in their last 10 Ligue 1 away games (W9 D1), their longest unbeaten run away from home in the top-flight since a run of 17 unbeaten between February 2018 and January 2019.
48' PSG continue to dominate the opening few minutes of the second half, just as they did in the first period. However, they are yet to create anything in the final third.
46' The second half is under way!
V. Berisha
N. Mbuku
46' The other change sees Mbuku replaced by Berisha.
B. Locko
Moreto Cassamá
46' Reims have made a double substitution ahead of the second half, with Cassama the first to come off and he has been replaced by Locko.
Surely another PSG goal would wrap up the three points here and will it only be a matter of time before we see the introduction of Messi? Everyone is eagerly anticipating his debut and the chance to see him play alongside Neymar and Mbappe.
PSG lead at the break, thanks to Mbappe's header on 16 minutes, who despite all the speculation about his future, has looked sharp and took his goal well. The visitors have dominated the first half, but haven't tested Rajkovic in the Reims goal much, with the hosts defence performing well at the back, despite being under a lot of pressure for the most part. Cassama went close late on for the hosts, but his long range effort clipped the post.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: REIMS 0-1 PSG
45' There will be a minimum of one minute added time played at the end of the first half.
M. Verratti
Yellow Card
45' The first yellow card of the game is shown to Verratti for his late challenge on Kebbal.
43' There isn’t long left to play before the end of the first half, can PSG double their lead before the half-time whistle? Or, will Reims be able to get an equaliser?
41' CLOSE! Cassama tries an ambitious effort from the edge of the penalty area, trying to chip it into the top left corner of the net, which has Navas scrambling across. However, it strikes the outside of the post and bounces wide! That's the closest they've come so far.
39' Almost! Kebbal whips an excellent cross into the box from the left wing and Navas is unable to read the flight until the very last second and there were a couple of Reims players lurking nearby. However, the keeper manages to gather and clears the danger.
37' It doesn't look like Reims are going to be able to get back into this game before the break, they are struggling to string more than a couple of passes together when they do manage to win it back off their opponents.
35' Hakimi has hardly had any defending to do for PSG, with the right-back permanently camped inside the Reims half of the pitch at the moment, causing a few problems down that flank.
33' PSG have won their first three games of a Ligue 1 season and could win four in a row for the sixth time in their history and first time since 2018-19.
31' Free-kick to PSG in a dangerous position after Foket clatters into Neymar and brings him down around 30 yards out. Perhaps a shooting opportunity here, with Di Maria and Neymar standing over it.
29' We’re almost at the half an hour mark now and it remains PSG who lead 1-0 over Reims, thanks to Mbappe's header on 16 minutes.
27' PSG are dominating possession now, with Reims hardly touching the ball in the last few minutes as the visitors push forward in search of a second goal.
25' All of the noise inside the stadium is being made by the travelling PSG supporters, as the home fans don't have much to shout about at the moment.
23' Marquinhos rises high as a deep cross is whipped into the box from the right wing, but the PSG skipper can't keep his header down and it flies over the crossbar.
21' Stoppage in play here as Lopy is down with an injury after the Reims midfielder tried to stop Neymar and then quickly pulled up. However, it looks like he will be fine to continue.
19' Blocked! Wijnaldum nicks the ball off Reims deep inside their own half and then races into the penalty area, but he seems to get caught in two minds as to pass or shoot. In the end he opts to shoot, but his effort is well blocked.
18' The early PSG goal will be a blow for Reims, who had been playing well and were keeping the visitors at bay, while also looking dangerous themselves at the other end.
Á. Di María
Assist
16' Di Maria found space down the right wing, cut back onto his left foot and then curled a superb cross into the penalty area, which just invited someone to run onto and Mbappe produced the finish.
K. Mbappé
Goal
16' GOAL! PSG take the lead, it’s 1-0! Di Maria whips a superb cross into the box from the right wing and Mbappe races onto the end of it, getting ahead of his marker and powers a header into the top right corner of the net. Mbappe wheels off in celebration in front of the PSG supporters, amid heavy speculation regarding his future at the club, could that be his last goal in a PSG shirt?
15' Reims have not won any of their last 11 Ligue 1 games (D7 L4), the longest current winless run in the top-flight and their longest one since going 15 games between October 2012 and February 2013.
13' Decent chance! Kebbal turns away from Gueye and plays an excellent pass behind the PSG defence for Toure to run onto and the striker gets away from Kehrer and fires a shot at goal. However, he gets his effort all wrong and it flies well wide.
12' This is better from PSG, they are playing the ball around the pitch a bit quicker, spurred on by the recent Mbappe chance that almost saw them open the scoring.
10' CHANCE! Lovely move forward by PSG, with Di Maria and Hakimi linking up well down the right wing and the latter then lays it through to Mbappe in the box, who goes for goal from a tight angle. However, he can't quite turn it towards goal and the ball strikes the sidenetting.
8' Good ball over the top of the PSG defence by Gravillon and Toure latches onto the end of it, catching the visitors defence out. However, the flag goes up for offside.
7' The attacking trio of Neymar, Di Maria and Mbappe have hardly touched the ball so far for PSG, with the hosts doing a good job of keeping them quiet and preventing the visitors from getting into their final third.
5' This is a good start by Reims, they are keeping the ball well in midfield and keep trying to catch PSG out down the right, but Foket has just been caught offside.
3' Reims are playing a high pressing game, not allowing PSG much time or space on the ball and this is highlighted by Munetsi charging into the back of Gueye and giving away a free-kick.
1' Diallo plays a risky ball all the way back to Navas and it only just has enough pace on it to reach the keeper, who rushes out and smashes it into the stands before Toure can get there.
1' We're under way!
The teams are out on the pitch and kick-off is just a few minutes away, stay tuned for all the match action!
The hosts have made two changes to their starting line-up, with Konan and Cafaro missing out and they have been replaced by Lopy and Mbuku.
The big PSG team news is that Messi is on the bench and Mbappe keeps his place in the starting line-up. Mauricio Pochettino has made three changes from the side that beat Brest, with Kimpembe, Ander Herrera, Mauro Icardi dropped, and they have been replaced by Marquinhos, Neymar and Di Maria.  
REIMS SUBS: Mathieu Cafaro, Ghislain Konan, Alexis Flips, Hugo Ekitike, Valon Berisha, Mitchell Van Bergen, Fode Doucoure, Yehvann Diouf.
REIMS (3-4-2-1): Predrag Rajkovic; Andreaw Gravillon, Wout Faes, Yunis Abdelhamid; Thomas Foket, Moreto Cassama, Marshall Munetsi, Dion Lopy; Nathanael Mbuku, Ilan Kebbal; El Bilal Toure.
PSG SUBS: Arnaud Muinga, Leandro Paredes, Danilo Pereira, Eric Ebimbe, Julian Draxler, Lionel Messi, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Presnel Kimpembe.
PSG (4-3-3): Keylor Navas; Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Abdou Diallo, Thilo Kehrer; Georginio Wijnaldum, Idrissa Gueye, Marco Verratti; Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Angel Di Maria
Reims are also unbeaten so far, but are yet to pick up a win, having drawn all three games, including a 1-1 draw against Metz last weekend.
PSG have won all three Ligue 1 games so far this season, including a 4-2 victory over Brest last time out, can they make it a fourth before the international break? Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe are set to feature, with Messi potentially making his PSG debut and we could see them play together for the first and last time in a PSG shirt, as Mbappe is heavily linked with a move away to Real Madrid.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Ligue 1 clash between Reims and PSG at the Stade Auguste Delaune.