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Reus rues sloppy start in Dortmund's Champions League exit

Goal.com logo Goal.com 19-04-2017
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Marco Reus rued Borussia Dortmund's slow start after they were eliminated at the quarter-final stage of the Champions League by Monaco.

Trailing 3-2 from their home first leg, which was put back by a day following an attack on Dortmund's team bus, Thomas Tuchel's men had it all to do at Stade Louis II.

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And their cause was not helped by two Monaco goals inside 17 minutes, Kylian Mbappe - who scored twice at Signal Iduna Park - pouncing on Roman Burki's poor parry and Radamel Falcao heading in a second.

Reus gave cause for optimism with a goal early after the break, but Valere Germain netted just 22 seconds after replacing Mbappe in the closing stages to seal a 6-3 aggregate win for Monaco.

Speaking to reporters after the match, Reus said: "We did not start well, we did not enter the challenges and failed to put pressure on them and it quickly was 2-0.

"Still, it wasn't over then, as we could have scored three.

"We started well in the second half but did not manage [to score] any other goals."

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