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Reims 2-2 Paris St-Germain

Zlatan Ibrahimovic in action for Paris St-Germain
PSG have not won the opening match of a season in the last four years

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice but missed a penalty as Paris St-Germain opened their 2014-15 Ligue 1 campaign with a 2-2 draw at Reims on Friday.

The Sweden striker, 32, opened the scoring in the seventh minute with a low shot under Johny Placide.

The Reims keeper made amends when he saved Ibrahimovic's spot kick soon after, before team-mate Prince Oniangue equalised from close range.

Antoine Devaux put Reims ahead but Ibrahimovic's lob rescued a point.

PSG could have snatched all three points in stoppage time but substitute Clement Chantome's effort was cleared off the line.

It was a relatively disappointing start for France champions PSG, but they are often slow starters.

They have not won the opening match of a season in the last four years.

They were also without a number of key players, with Brazil defender David Luiz, signed from Chelsea in the summer, missing along with Ezequiel Lavezzi, Maxwell, Blaise Matuidi and Yohan Cabaye.

All five are building up fitness after playing at the World Cup.

Line-ups

Reims

Formation 4-5-1

  • 30Placide
  • 23Mandi
  • 22Tacalfred
  • 5Bourillon
  • 3Signorino
  • 7Fortes
  • 8Oniangué
  • 17AlbækSubstituted forCaat 68'minutes
  • 6Devaux
  • 11Rigonato RodriguesSubstituted forGlombardat 83'minutes
  • 10CharbonnierSubstituted forCourtetat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Fofana
  • 9Atar
  • 16Agassa
  • 18Courtet
  • 21Ca
  • 26Mfulu
  • 27Glombard

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 30Sirigu
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 21Digne
  • 24VerrattiBooked at 73minsSubstituted forChantômeat 87'minutes
  • 8Motta
  • 27Pastore
  • 7Lucas MouraSubstituted forBahebeckat 72'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 9Cavani

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 6Camara
  • 15Bahebeck
  • 16Maignan
  • 18Ongenda
  • 19Aurier
  • 20Chantôme
Referee:
Stéphane Lannoy
Attendance:
18,540

Match Stats

Home TeamReimsAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Reims 2, Paris Saint Germain 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Reims 2, Paris Saint Germain 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain).

  4. Post update

    Mickaël Tacalfred (Reims) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Digne with a cross.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Clément Chantôme (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Javier Pastore.

  7. Post update

    Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Odaïr Fortes (Reims).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) header from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Thiago Motta with a cross following a corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Franck Signorino.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Antoine Devaux (Reims) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  12. Booking

    Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (Paris Saint Germain).

  14. Post update

    Franck Signorino (Reims) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Clément Chantôme replaces Marco Verratti.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (Paris Saint Germain).

  17. Post update

    Franck Signorino (Reims) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain).

  19. Post update

    Prince Oniangué (Reims) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Reims. Christopher Glombard replaces Diego.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 8th August 2014

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