On-loan Arsenal striker continued his great form against league leaders PSG by scoring with the last kick of the game to earn his side a 1-1 draw.
Reims were on an unbeaten run of thirteen matches in all competitions before their visit to the Parc des Princes.
The visitors had a very good first half, making Gianluigi Donnarumma the busier of the two goalkeepers with a star studded PSG side unable to shoot at the keeper.
In the second half, Marco Veratti came on to try to dictate the game and with Messi’s help, Neymar was set up inside the box as he dribbled past the goalkeeper to break the deadlock.
Veracruz was given his marching orders with just 15 minutes on the pitch at the hour mark when he put his stud on a Reim’s player ankle.
With the time running out, a battle of headers in the midfield fell kindly for Kamory Doumbia, who played an excellent pass to Folarin Balogun. The Nigerian went round Dinnarumma before firing into the net to secure a vital point and save their unbeaten run.
The Hale End Academy product has now scored eleven goals in the French topflight so far this season, bettered only by PSG duo Mbappe and Neymar, Jonathan David (Lille), Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) and Terem Moffi (Lorient).
Folarin Balogun has scored more league goals (11) than any other U21 player in Europe’s top five divisions this season.
PSG still top the table with 48 points from 20 matches, while Reims are eleventh with 26 points accumulated.