Marco Reus Stretchered Off As Youssoufa Moukoko Gives Borussia Dortmund Victory Over Schalke 04

Marco Reus Stretchered Off As Youssoufa Moukoko Gives Borussia Dortmund Victory Over Schalke 04

  • Marco Reus went down in extreme pain after he twisted his ankle during the first half against Schalke 04
  • Borussia Dortmund climbed to the top of the Bundesliga table thanks to victory over Schalke 04
  • Donyell Malen, Karim Adeyemi, Jude Bellingham and Gio Reyna threatened Schalke's defense with driving runs

Borussia Dortmund’s captain Marco Reus had to be stretchered off during the first of his side’s game against Schalke 04.

Reus went down in extreme pain after landing awkwardly and twisting his ankle.

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Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus had to be stretchered off during the game against Schalke 04 after he twisted his ankle. Image: Joe Prior/ Dean Mouhtaropoulos
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The Dortmund skipper had to be treated on the field before being stretchered off the field. Even the commentators described it as a horrible moment to watch again.

Reus and Dortmund will be hoping that he didn’t damage any ligaments in his ankle that will require surgery.

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With the World Cup just two months away, many players are eyeing a place at Qatar. The incident took place in the first half of the Revierderby.

The derby is Germany’s biggest rivalry and is on the same level as Real Madrid and Barcelona and Liverpool and Manchester United.

While the game was relatively quiet before Reus’ injury, Dortmund turned up the heat following the skipper’s departure. Jude Bellingham and Anthony Modeste both had great headers which almost game them the lead.

Modeste’s header went just wide while Bellingham’s attempt was brilliantly saved by Alexander Schwolow.

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While Schalke 04 didn’t have any notable attempts on goal in the first half, they did have one of he bigger talking points of the game.

Jordan Larsson broke through the Dortmund defense and was on his way to goal when the keeper, Alexander Meyer, rushed out of the box and brought the player down.

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While Schalke 04 fans were waiting for the keeper to be shown the red card, the linesman adjudged Larsson to be offside and so Meyer escaped punishment.

Dortmund continued to dominate the second half as Donyell Marlin. Jude Bellingham, Gio Reyna, and Karim Adeyemi tore down the flanks, constantly putting the Schalke defenders under threat.

With time running out for Dortmund to grab a winner, Dortmund took of Modeste and brought on Youssoufa Moukoko.

The decision was a brilliant one as the 17-year-old headed home from close range to grab the game’s only goal in the 79th minute.

His goal also made him the youngest scorer in the derby’s history.

Despite Schalke’s efforts to get back into the game, Dortmund hung on for the win, a win which took them to the top of the Bundesliga.

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