In an encounter at the Stade Louis II, AS Monaco faced a tough Stade de Reims side, ultimately falling, 3-1 in a match that was a battle at the top of the standings of Ligue 1.
The first breakthrough came in the 35th minute when Teddy Teuma of Reims scored a wonderful goal, putting his team in the lead. However, Monaco responded with a Wissam Ben Yedder goal in the 49th minute, leveling the game.
Stade de Reims regained control just six minutes later, courtesy of Reda Khadra's goal in the 55th minute when he became the first German player to score for Stade de Reims in Ligue 1 since Franz Michelberger accomplished the feat in 1979. In the match's dying moments, Azor Matusiwa sealed the victory for Reims with a goal in the 95th minute, securing a 3-1 win.
Monaco's struggle against Reims at home continues, with this match marking the eighth consecutive home game without a win against Reims in Ligue 1. Their last victory at the Stade Louis II against Stade de Reims dates back to 21 February 2014.
The defeat could prove significant for AS Monaco, despite remaining in third place on 33 points, as they could find themselves overtaken by a surging Stade Brestois side. Meanwhile, on the back of the win, Stade de Reims climbed to fifth place, with 29 points, remaining in the chase for a spot in European competition next season.