Champions Paris Saint-Germain ended their Ligue 1 season on a sour note when they slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Stade de Reims on Friday as keeper Gianluigi Buffon was far from his best.
Buffon started in place of Alphonse Areola and pulled off a couple of good saves as Reims tried to hit PSG on the break before things went downhill for the Italian veteran.
PSG were punished at the end of a counter-attack in the 36th minute when Baba Rahman found the back of the net with an angled shot that went between...
By Julien Pretot
PARIS, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Olympique Lyonnais lost ground in the race for second spot in Ligue 1 when they were held 1-1 at home by Stade de Reims while second-placed Lille cruised to a 3-1 win at Caen on Friday.
Three days after being knocked out in the League Cup quarter-finals, Lyon got off on the wrong foot as Pablo Chavarria pounced to put the visitors ahead in the 35th minute.
The hosts pushed after the break and were rewarded when Bertrand Traore's strike took a deflection off...
Paris St Germain extended their season's Ligue 1 winning streak to seven on Wednesday with a 4-1 home victory over Stade de Reims that has them already eight points clear at the top of the table.
Elsewhere Olympique de Marseille and Olympique Lyonnais kept up the probably forlorn chase with wins.
Lyon won comfortably 3-0 at Dijon, where both teams had a man red-carded, but Marseille needed a stoppage-time goal by Valere Germain to snatch a 3-2 win at Strasbourg, who had made it 2-2 a minute earlier.
Stade de Reims secured the Ligue 2 title and a return to the French top flight after beating Ajaccio 1-0 on Friday night.
Grejohn Kyei's solo goal in the 76th minute was enough to put Reims 13 points clear of Nimes, who drew away to Bourg-Peronnas, with all of their fellow contenders having four games remaining.
Reims will now return to Ligue 1 after a two-year absence. The six-time French champions had been relegated after finishing 18th in the 2015-16 season.
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