If you follow Marco Reus on Twitter and were checking your timeline shortly after Atletico Madrid’s victory over Bayern Munich on Wednesday night, there’s a chance you might have seen a controversial tweet from the Germany international.
It turns out your eyes were not deceiving you.
German newspaper Bild have published a screenshot of the tweet from Reus, which features the match stats from the Atletico-Bayern first leg alongside a rather cutting one-liner. (Scroll down this page to see the tweet).
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The match stats show that Bayern Munich clearly dominated the game in terms of possession, shots and just about everything else.
However, what ultimately mattered was the very first line of the stats: ‘Goals’.
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Marco Reus's tweet
“How percentages of won duels can outclass everything,” Reus is understood to have tweeted. “Except for the result.”
Penny for Mats Hummels' thoughts
We wonder what Reus’s teammate Mats Hummels made of the tweet - if, of course, he saw it in time.
Hummels announced this week that he wants to leave Signal Iduna Park for Bayern Munich - a move that has seen him turn from Borussia Dortmund hero to villain overnight.
“Defender Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund has communicated his desire to leave the club in the summer and wants to join the league rivals Bayern Munich next season,” read a statement on BVB’s official website.
“Borussia Dortmund’s board has subsequently decided to make such a change depending on whether Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund can agree a satisfactory fee. So far, Bayern Munich has not made an offer.”
The statement added: “As a precaution, it is pointed out that with Mats Hummels – as at present with all other players from Borussia Dortmund – no exit clause has been agreed and the player is logically tied to Borussia Dortmund until 30 June 2017.”
Hummels will follow in the footsteps of Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski by leaving Dortmund for the Allianz Arena.
Reus decided to stay with BVB
Reus had the opportunity to make the same move in 2015 but, to the delight of the BVB supporters, opted instead to put pen-to-paper on a new four-year contract.
“I am very happy with my decision to stay at BVB,” Reus was quoted as saying at the time by the Guardian. “Dortmund is my home town and Borussia simply my club. I am looking forward to a successful future with our team and our fantastic fans supporting us. There is a lot to do and I want to be part of that.”
Should Marco Reus also consider leaving Borussia Dortmund in order to win more trophies? Have your say by leaving a comment below.