Reus offers a round of beer to more than 80,000 Dortmund fans

The captain of the Champions League finalist marked his farewell to Signal Iduna Park by offering a beer to the fans present at the stadium after the game against Darmstadt.

SoccerDino, Website Writer
Published: 04:20, 19 May 2024

Dortmund thrashed Darmstadt 4-0 on Saturday in the final Bundesliga match of the season, which was marked by Marco Reus's farewell to Signal Iduna Park, his home since 2012.

This emotional match was a significant moment not just for Reus, but for the entire Borussia Dortmund community, celebrating the contributions of a player who has become a symbol of the club.

At the end of the match, in which the 34-year-old German winger scored Dortmund's second goal in the 38th minute, Reus climbed into the "Yellow Wall" stands to thank the fans for their support over the years. The "Yellow Wall," known for its passionate and unwavering support, has been a fortress of encouragement for Reus throughout his career. In a heartfelt gesture, he offered a round of beer to the more than 80,000 fans present in the stadium, creating a memorable and unique farewell.

"It was my last time at home and I wanted to enjoy it. I am incredibly grateful for the affection people have shown me. I hope I have given it back. It was perfect to feel the atmosphere of the 'Yellow Wall.' I will visit them, no doubt," he emphasized, concluding: "The farewell beer is on me." This statement encapsulates Reus's deep connection with the fans and his appreciation for their unwavering support through both triumphs and challenges.

Reus's departure from Signal Iduna Park is significant as he has been a key figure in Dortmund's successes and an inspirational leader on and off the pitch. Since joining the club in 2012, Reus has made over 280 appearances and scored more than 100 goals, becoming one of the most beloved players in the club’s history. His journey with Dortmund has been marked by remarkable performances, moments of brilliance, and an unwavering commitment to the team's ethos.

Reus's last game for Dortmund could very well be the biggest of his career, as he has the chance to win his first Champions League title if they beat Real Madrid in the final at Wembley, London, on June 1. This upcoming match is poised to be a defining moment not only for Reus but also for Borussia Dortmund, as they seek to add another prestigious trophy to their cabinet.

The anticipation for the Champions League final is immense. For Reus, lifting the Champions League trophy would be a crowning achievement in a career that has seen its fair share of highs and lows, including battles with injuries and near-misses in major tournaments. His determination and resilience have made him a role model for many young players and a respected figure in the football world.

As Dortmund prepares for this crucial match, the entire squad will be looking to give their captain a fitting send-off. The team's journey to the final has been impressive, showcasing tactical brilliance, teamwork, and individual excellence. With Reus leading the charge, Dortmund will be aiming to overcome the formidable challenge posed by Real Madrid, a team with a storied history in the Champions League.

The June 1 final at Wembley is more than just a match; it is an opportunity for Reus and Dortmund to etch their names in football history. For the fans, it is a chance to celebrate the career of a player who has given his all for the club. As the countdown to the final begins, the excitement and expectations are palpable, with everyone connected to Borussia Dortmund hoping for a triumphant conclusion to what has already been a remarkable season.

Updated: 04:20, 19 May 2024