Reims was eliminated in the third preliminary round of the Europa League on penalties by Fehérvár (0-0 ap, 4-1 tab).
During a meeting with abysmal technical weakness, which was played in a dry match in Hungary, Reims could never shake Fehérvár’s net.
The highlight of the meeting? The dismissal of Thomas Foket in the 115th minute. He became the second player from Reims sent off in a European cup match after Jean Vincent against Austria Vienna on October 18, 1962.
0-0 after 120 minutes of “play”, it was therefore necessary to take a penalty to decide between the two teams. Reims missed their first two attempts by Dia and Abdelhamid and lost 4-1.
After 57 years of absence on the European stage, Reims has been very disappointing. The victory against Servette Genève in the previous round extended the start of a great European adventure and we hoped that the Stade de Reims would reach at least the group stage. It will not be. The Reims club, which has no victory in Ligue 1 this season, will try to restart on Sunday against … PSG.