Masterclass Marco Reus performance in first game since announcing his Borussia Dortmund departure

Marco Reus put in a masterclass performance, helping his Borussia Dortmund side to a 5-1 win against Augsburg on Saturday afternoon. At 34 years and 339 days, he is the oldest player to be involved in three goals (one goal and two assists) in a single Bundesliga match since Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribéry in March 2019.

It was quite the performance from Reus, but what made it more emotional was that this was his first game since announcing that he would be leaving Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season after 12 years at the club.

The famous Yellow Wall made their feelings towards Reus known during the pre-match warm-ups, and it was inevitable that Reus would score today after Edin Terzic made 10 changes to the starting eleven.

In his 12 years at Borussia Dortmund, Reus has played 435 games across all competitions, scoring 169 and creating a further 130 goals. As Die Schwarzgelben tweeted: “When you look up legend in the dictionary, Marco Reus comes.”

GGFN | Daniel Pinder

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