Germany: Bundesliga
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I. Maatsen (30), M. Reus (38), J. Brandt (72), D. Malen (88)
By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Reus on last home game for Dortmund: "These are the moments you become a footballer for"

Marco Reus has reflected on his last home game for Borussia Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park.

After 12 years as a member of Borussia Dortmund's first team, Marco Reus played his last game at Signal Iduna Park in Saturday's 4-0 win over Darmstadt.

And the 34-year-old could hardly have asked for a better final home game, scoring and assisting before being taken off to a standing ovation in the 82nd minute.

"You have a lot on your mind," Reus said in a post-match interview with German television, adding that he tried to “enjoy everything today.”

“The last bus ride to the stadium, the warm-up, the game, everything. I told the boys: these are the moments you really become a footballer for. You're away from your family a lot and this is your second family.”

That “second family” includes the fans he joined in the South Stand after the final whistle and who he offered free beer after the game.

"Of course there have been ups and downs. I just thanked them for always being there and supporting me. That's not something you can take for granted and it's only possible in Dortmund," said Reus.

However, his time with Dortmund is not yet completely over. On June 1, Reus will have the chance to crown it all by winning the Champions League.

"The desire for the title is boundless. The belief has to be boundless as well," Reus said of the final against Real Madrid.

“We now have two weeks to prepare very, very well for Real Madrid. It will be an incredibly difficult game, but it's just one game, 90 minutes, and anything can happen in football.”

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