Sergio Ramos picked up a straight crimson card as tempers flared shortly earlier than half-time however a reshuffled PSG, within the absence of the injured Lionel Messi, managed to maintain a clear sheet.
It was the twenty eighth crimson card of Ramos’ profession throughout all competitions, per ESPN Stats & Data.
Reims are 14th on eight factors.
The hosts performed boldly however PSG had the most effective likelihood via Mbappe, who was denied from shut vary by Yehvann Diouf within the thirty third minute.
Ramos, nevertheless, picked up a yellow card after arguing with referee Pierre Gaillouste, who an instantaneous later went again to the Spaniard and handed him a straight crimson card.
Coach Christophe Galtier changed midfielder Carlos Soler with Neymar as PSG pushed for the win however the guests lacked concepts and needed to be content material with sharing the factors on an evening to neglect.
Earlier, Marseille’s second place was beneath risk on Saturday as they had been outfoxed by promoted Ajaccio.
Third-placed Lorient will leapfrog them into second place in the event that they beat Brest and fourth-placed RC Lens will even transfer forward in the event that they seize all three factors within the northern derby at Lille on Sunday.
On the Stade Velodrome, Payet opened the scoring with a spot kick after a Cedric Avinel handball within the fifteenth minute.
Ten minutes later, nevertheless, Moussiti-Oko outpaced the Marseille defence to beat Ruben Blanco with a left-footed effort.
The guests went forward two minutes into the second half when Balerdi deflected Youssouf Kone‘s cross into his personal internet and Marseille’s solely clear likelihood then got here within the fifty fifth minute when Oumar Gonzalez nearly scored an personal objective, too. (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Enhancing by Christian Radnedge)