Marco Reus relishes return to Wembley at end of his Dortmund career

football07 May 2024 22:01| ยฉ Reuters
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Marco Reus's Borussia Dortmund career is coming to an end and what better way to sign off at the Ruhr valley club than with a return to Wembley Stadium for another shot at Champions League glory 11 years after he lost there in the final.

Dortmund beat Paris St Germain 1-0 on Tuesday to complete a 2-0 aggregate win and reach the Champions League final for the first time since 2013, when they lost to Bayern Munich at Wembley at the start of Reus' Dortmund career.

The 34-year-old who joined Dortmund in 2012 having spent a decade there as a youth player, will leave at the end of the season having won two German Cups but he has yet to win the Bundesliga or the Champions League.

"Indescribable. After more than 10 years, I am in the final with Borussia again," said Reus, who came on as a substitute on Tuesday.

"Ousmane (Dembele) 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 wonโ€™t matter tomorrow. What counts is that Borussia Dortmund is in the final again. Nobody expected this. It's just incredible."

Dortmund, who are in fifth place in the Bundesliga with two matches left to play after a rollercoaster season, earned the win with a Mats Hummels header but PSG hit the woodwork four times.

They will meet either 14-time champions Real Madrid or Bayern Munich, who clash at the Bernabeu on Wednesday after a 2-2 draw in the first leg, in the June 1 showdown at Wembley.