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Marco Reus Tracks Back Past Halfway To Stop Club Brugge Counter With A Very Big Tackle

Marco Reus Tracks Back Past Halfway To Stop Club Brugge Counter With A Very Big Tackle

We all know a forward who doesn't track back after being dispossessed, but a player who isn't fazed by winning possession back is Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus.

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The German international displayed a huge amount of determination in their Champions League tie against Club Brugge.

Reus gave us a taste of his team play in the 0-0 draw, tackling the opposition in the 70th minute with this magnificent slide challenge. Not many attacking players would do this, that's for sure.

The commentator's reaction says it all:

Deep in the opposition's half, Reus earned huge plaudits when he tracked back past halfway to stop the Club Brugge counter. And yes, Roberto Firmino does this on a regular basis - but it is still impressive.

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It has been an incredible season at Dortmund for Reus, who was sidelined last year after undergoing surgery on a partial tear in his anterior cruciate ligament suffered during their DFB Pokal final victory, last season

His record under current boss Lucien Favre is genuinely ridiculous.

Reus has played 55 games under the 61-year-old, and in 55 starts, the 29-year-old has been involved in 52 goals, in goals and assists.

He's been plagued with injuries, which forced him out of the 2016 European Championships. Needless to say, the 28-year-old has endured a miserable four year spell.

With Reus recalling the half-time interval during the cup triumph, admitting he broke down in tears.

"The tears came again two or three days later when I went through it again in my mind," he told GQ via ESPN.

"I would give all my money away to be fit to be able to do my job, to do what I love - playing football."

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Topics: Football News, Football, Marco Reus, Borussia Dortmund, Champions League, Tackle

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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