Watch Arsenal loanee Folarin Balogun score 96th-MINUTE equaliser against PSG… sparking wild touchline celebrations | The Sun
FOLARIN BALOGUN continued his strong form in Ligue 1 by snatching a last-gasp equaliser against Paris Saint-Germain.
The on-loan Arsenal ace has been in great form throughout the season for Reims, with his composed finish against Lionel Messi and Co showcasing his talent.
After Neymar had fired the hosts into the lead early in the second half, Reims boss Will Still rolled the dice in an effort to take some of the spoils away from the Parc des Princes.
And it was a stroke of genius as substitute Kamory Doumbia, 19, played a delightful pass beyond the PSG defence directly into the path of Balogun in the 96th minute.
The 21-year-old then rounded goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and smashed the ball into the back of the net to spark wild Reims celebrations.
With his goal, Balogun has now scored 11 times in Ligue 1 this season.
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He now sits only two goals behind superstar top-scorer Kylian Mbappe, and remarkably three goals AHEAD of World Cup winner Messi.
Arsenal did consider recalling the Englishman from his loan owing to their fears over a lack of striker cover.
But ahead of Tuesday's deadline, they have thus far held off – partly thanks to the great form of Eddie Nketiah in the place of Gabriel Jesus.
His manager will be desperate to keep him at the club to help them push into the top half of the table.
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Still himself has a remarkable Football Manager-related story before getting the job at Reims, and owing to him being put in the position without a Uefa Pro Licence he is costing his club £22,000 per game.
However, the cost of elevating the 30-year-old Englishman from assistant manager to manager in October has proven to be worth it, with the French outfit unbeaten in 12 games.
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