Marco Reus’s rise from one of those talented young players to a superstar of German football was inevitable as he is a player blessed with elusive talent. Flair, versatility, pace and technique – he has all of these qualities encompassed in him.
Reus was born in Dortmund and learned his trade at BVB’s youth academy but he left the club when he was 17 years old. He played for Rot Weiss Ahlen and Borussia Mönchengladbach before making his return to the Westfalenstadion in 2012.
The 27-year-old has produced some mesmerising moments on the football pitch and has scored a total of 136 goals so far in his career including quite a number of spectacular ones. He has showcased his ability to make dazzling runs and finish off counter attacking moves as well as score some jaw-dropping long rangers and free kicks.
This piece mentions five of the best Marco Reus goals.
#5 November 10, 2012 - FC Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund
Marco Reus and Borussia Dortmund came into this match on the back of two successive draws. They were held at home by Stuttgart in their previous league game and BVB followed that up by a 2-2 against Real Madrid. They were desperate to get back to winning ways and Marco Reus put the visitors ahead in the 8th minute at the WWK Arena.
Dortmund were awarded a free kick on the left side of the Augsburg penalty area and Marco Reus lined it up. The team in yellow had five players waiting near the six-yard box to get on the end of Reus's delivery but the German international had other ideas. He beautifully curled in the free kick and it struck the far post on its way into the net.
The degree of precision in Reus's effort gave Augsburg goalkeeper Simon Jentzsch no chance of saving it. BVB won the game 3-1 and Reus’s sumptuous free kick was undoubtedly the highlight of the contest.