Ghanaian defender, Alexander Djiku played full throttle as Strasbourg recorded their first away victory against Stade de Reims in 16 league games, giving them a temporary respite from the Ligue 1 relegation zone.
Will Still’s team desperately needed a positive result to keep their European dreams alive, having won only one of their last four league games.
Strasbourg started strongly, with Habib Diallo heading in Habib Diarra’s cross in just 20 seconds. Although Reims piled on the pressure, Matz Sels denied them with a fantastic save from Folarin Balogun’s free-kick in the 28th minute.
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Strasbourg doubled their lead in the 43rd minute through Diallo, scoring his 17th Ligue 1 goal after combining again with Diarra. In the second half, Reims dominated but lacked the final touch, with Strasbourg’s defence holding firm.
The visitors held on for a crucial win, while Reims extended their winless streak at home to three games and remain nine points behind a European spot.