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Reus calls Dortmund return to UCL closing ‘indescribable’


Marco Reus known as his return to the Champions League closing — 11 years after first enjoying in it with Borussia Dortmund for the primary time — “indescribable” as his staff beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 on combination to cap an inconceivable run.

Mats Hummels scored the sport’s solely purpose in a 1-0 win in Paris on Tuesday and the Bundesliga rode their luck — with PSG hitting the publish 4 occasions with 30 photographs on the night time — to arrange a match in opposition to Actual Madrid or Bayern Munich on June 1 in London.

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In 2013, Reus began in a 2-1 loss to Bayern within the closing on a Dortmund staff that featured Robert Lewandowski and Ilkay Gündogan and was managed by Jurgen Klopp. Tuesday night time’s hero Hummels was additionally a teammate of Reus’ in 2013.

“Indescribable. After greater than 10 years, I’m within the closing with Borussia once more,” stated Reus, who’s leaving the staff on the finish of the season. “How we received the sport, nobody will ask tomorrow. Pictures in opposition to the publish will not matter tomorrow. What counts is that Borussia Dortmund is within the closing once more.”

Reus got here into the sport shortly after Hummels had powered in his headed purpose from a Florian Wirtz cross and helped Dortmund see out a second-consecutive 1-0 win in opposition to the Ligue 1 champions.

“At this time it was clear that we would have liked to endure and that we would have liked some luck, however what the lads did was loopy, loopy,” Reus added.

Dortmund have performed a roller-coaster Bundesliga season and are at present in fifth place with two video games left, however supervisor Edin Terzic stated their place within the league had no bearing on what would occur within the closing.

“That performs no function,” Terzic stated. “In 2013, when Dortmund had been within the Champions League closing they had been 25 factors behind within the league and in 1997 after they received it they had been additionally not doing effectively.

“The season had highs and lows, however our season remains to be not completed.”

Dortmund now await the winner of the match between Bayern and Madrid on Wednesday to find out who they are going to play at Wembley Stadium.

“Earlier than the primary [Round of 16] sport in opposition to [PSV] Eindhoven, we talked for the primary time about how quick the journey to London may very well be,” Terzic stated. “Again then, many had been nonetheless puzzled. We have grown with each sport and finally realised that we may very well be the staff that surprises everybody in the long run.

“Now I am very completely satisfied to be within the closing with my staff.”

Data from Reuters was used on this story.