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Marco Reus celebrates with Borussia Dortmund fans after semi-final victory

Borussia Dortmund have qualified for the Champions League final where they will face either Bayern Munich or Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium. The German side recorded a 1-0 win away from home against PSG on Tuesday night to book their place in the final, following a 1-0 victory on home turf last week.

Dortmund's run to the final is poetic as this season marks 11 years since they last reached the Champions League final – also at Wembley Stadium. On that occasion, they lost to Bayern Munich which means we could be getting a repeat of the 2013 final on the 1st of June.

Players celebrate with Borussia Dortmund fans
Marco Reus and the rest of the Borussia Dortmund players celebrated reaching the UCL final with the fans on Tuesday night – Photo by Icon Sport

The match will be a particularly poignant one for Marco Reus who confirmed this week that he will be leaving Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season.

Reus has been a Dortmund player since 2012 and is synonymous with the club. While star players from that early 2010s team such as Robert Lewandowski and Ilkay Gundogan jumped ship, Reus remained with Dortmund and is now regarded as one of their greatest-ever players.

Reus celebrates with Dortmund fans in Paris

At the age of 34, Reus is now a squad player at the club but his experience was key on Tuesday night. He came on from the substitutes bench in the 56th minute, shortly after Dortmund had taken a 2-0 aggregate lead and his experience was important as the German side saw the game out.

After the final whistle, the Borussia Dortmund players ran over to the travelling supporters in one corner of the Parc des Princes and celebrated with them. Reus made his way into the stand despite security warnings and led the celebrations.

Speaking after the celebrations, Reus told reporters:

“Indescribable. After more than ten years, I am in the final with Borussia again. Ousmane Dembélé and Achraf  Hakimi brought a tremendous amount of pace and we suffered a lot.

“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. Nobody expected this. It’s just incredible.”


Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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