Marco Reus

Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus shares feeling of reaching UCL final after beating PSG

Borussia Dortmund reached the final of the UEFA Champions League after 11 years as they beat PSG in the semi-finals on Tuesday, May 7. The German side won 1-0 at the Parc des Princes in the second leg, winning 2-0 on aggregate. Mats Hummels scored the only goal of the game in the 50th minute.

After the win, Marco Reus, who is set to leave Dortmund this summer after 12 years at the club, expressed his joy at reaching the final. He said:

“Indescribable. After more than 10 years, I am in the final with Borussia again. How we won the game, no one will ask tomorrow. Shots against the post won’t matter tomorrow. What counts is that Borussia Dortmund is in the final again.”

Borussia Dortmund were arguably the second-best side for much of the second half as PSG dominated proceedings. They made a club-record 30 attempts on goal, with five being on target. The Parisians also hit the woodwork thrice in the second leg, making it six times across both legs.

Reus acknowledged that his side needed some luck and heaped praise on his teammates, saying:

“Today it was clear that we needed to suffer and that we needed some luck, but what the lads did was crazy, crazy.”

Dortmund will now face the winner of the second semi-final between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. The tie is level at 2-2 after the first leg at the Allianz Arena and the second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu will take place on Wednesday, May 8.

Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus set to leave this summer

The German midfielder came through Borussia Dortmund’s youth setup before joining LR Ahlen’s U17 side in 2005. He spent a few years at Rot Weiss Ahlen and Borussia Monchengladbach before returning to Dortmund in 2012 and has been with them ever since.

Marco Reus has made 426 appearances for the German side, scoring 169 goals and providing 130 assists. He has won three DFL-Supercups and two DFB-Pokals during his time at the club.

Reus and Mats Hummels are the only two players in the current Dortmund side who were also part of the team that lost against Bayern in the Champions League final in 2013. Arjen Robben and Mario Mandzukic scored for the Bavarians while Ilkay Gundogan scored for Dortmund as they lost 2-1.

Marco Reus recently announced that he’s set to leave at the end of the season. He will hope to right the wrongs from the 2013 final and leave with a Champions League trophy.