BVB skipper Reus revels alongside 'unique' Haaland
Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus (r.) has hailed Erling Haaland’s development at the club in recent months. - © Kolvenbach/Mirafoto via images/Kolvenbach

On Wednesday, Marco Reus will rekindle his blossoming relationship with Erling Braut Haaland as Borussia Dortmund attempts to send Manchester City out of the Champions League quarterfinals for the second time.

Reus, 31, is back to his peak after a season marred by poor form and injury, and he’s relishing the opportunity to play alongside Haaland, 20.

Haaland, Dortmund’s leading scorer in the league with 33 goals in 34 games, has scored in each of Dortmund’s last two games, with Reus providing both assists.

Reus has spent nearly a decade at Dortmund as an attacking midfielder behind prolific strikers like Robert Lewandowski, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Paco Alcacer.

Reus praised his teammate, who hit the headlines earlier this season when he became the youngest player in Champions League history by scoring 20 goals.

“I’ve never seen anyone like Haaland at this club,” Reus told the ‘Kicker meets DAZN’ podcast.

“He’s unique and still very young. He’s developed massively over the past six to nine months.”

Reus’ effort from Haaland’s superb pass curled past City goalkeeper Ederson in their 2-1 first-leg loss in Manchester, and it could prove to be a vital away goal.

Dortmund will face either Champions Bayern Munich or Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-finals if they win 1-0 at home or by at least two straightforward goals on Wednesday.

Despite a shocking loss to 10-man Leeds on Saturday, City remain on track for a record quadruple of Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, and League Cup victories.

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City, led by Pep Guardiola, are keen to make the last four after losing in the quarter-finals in each of the previous four seasons.

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