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Reus calls Dortmund return to UCL ultimate ‘indescribable’

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Marco Reus known as his return to the Champions League ultimate — 11 years after first taking part in in it with Borussia Dortmund for the primary time — “indescribable” as his staff beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 on mixture to cap an unbelievable 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 submit 4 instances with 30 pictures on the night time — to arrange a match towards 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 ultimate on a Dortmund staff that featured Robert Lewandowski and Ilkay G√ľndogan 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 ultimate with Borussia once more,” mentioned Reus, who’s leaving the staff on the finish of the season. “How we gained the sport, nobody will ask tomorrow. Photographs towards the submit will not matter tomorrow. What counts is that Borussia Dortmund is within the ultimate 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 towards the Ligue 1 champions.

“As we speak it was clear that we would have liked to undergo and that we would have liked some luck, however what the lads did was loopy, loopy,” Reus added.

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

“That performs no position,” Terzic mentioned. “In 2013, when Dortmund have been within the Champions League ultimate they have been 25 factors behind within the league and in 1997 once they gained it they have been additionally not doing nicely.

“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 may play at Wembley Stadium.

“Earlier than the primary [Round of 16] sport towards [PSV] Eindhoven, we talked for the primary time about how brief the journey to London might be,” Terzic mentioned. “Again then, many have been nonetheless puzzled. We have grown with each sport and finally realised that we might be the staff that surprises everybody ultimately.

“Now I am very blissful to be within the ultimate with my staff.”

Data from Reuters was used on this story.

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