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Roman Weidenfeller

34-Year-Old Goalkeeper     Borussia Dortmund  Bundesliga


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Birthdate:  August 6, 1980    Birthplace:  Diez, West Germany    Nationality:  Germany    Height:  6' 2"    

October 23, 2014    Roman Weidenfeller News

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Weidenfeller kept a clean sheet but ultimately had little to do as Dortmund overcame Galatasaray 4-0 in the Champions League Wednesday,

After Weidenfeller's poor performance against FC Köln Saturday, the goalkeeper was still visibly a bit shaky. He made a mess of some early crosses but as he relaxed and Dortmund overwhelmed Galatasaray, Weidenfeller looked much more like his commanding self. He'll now turn his attention to keeping a consecutive clean sheet at the weekend against Hannover. Dortmund have failed to have one clean sheet in the Bundesliga this season, last having a league shut-out on May 10 against Hertha Berlin.

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October 22, 2014

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Weidenfeller is yet to open up talks over a new contract Sky Sports reports.

Having been at Dortmund since 2002, it appears that no deal is yet in place to extend Dortmund number one's contract past 2016. However he is unlikely to go elsewhere and says he would relish the chance to see out his career for a club that he has made over 300 appearances. He said "I am surely not going to retire in 2016, that’s a fact. I am planning to go on playing for many years. I have been with Borussia Dortmund for more than 12 years now. This club is in my heart. I am unable to imagine playing for another club in my career."

October 18, 2014

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Weidenfeller had an awful performance and his mistake gifted the opposition their second goal as Dortmund lost 2-1 Saturday to Köln.

The German international had an uncharacteristically bad game and was a far cry from his normally consistent self. Weidenfeller conceded two goals from five shots and could be blamed at least partially for both goals. FC Köln's Kevin Vogt beat him too easily for the first goal and then Weidenfeller inexplicably missed Yuya Osako's cross to give the easiest of finishes to Simon Voller. With Dortmund being so shambolic in defence this year, they cannot afford for their solid goalkeeper to start having games like this one. 14 goals have now been conceded in 8 league games and that has to improve.

October 5, 2014

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Weidenfeller failed to keep a clean sheet but made a series of good saves as Dortmund suffered a surprise 1-0 loss Saturday to Hamburg.

Weidenfeller is one of a few consistent Dortmund performers this season and yet again had little responsibility for his side's weekend defeat. He could no nothing to stop Pierre-Michel Lasogga's tap-in in the first half and was continuously off his line to prevent the scoreline getting worse. He also made a string of good saves, including an effort from Hamburg defender Heiko Westermann. Focus in the next game will be on how the back four can keep a clean sheet and match the standard exhibited by Weidenfeller.

October 2, 2014

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Weidenfeller kept a clean sheet and made some decent saves as Borussia Dortmund swept aside Anderlecht with a 3-0 win Wednesday in Champions League Group D.

Weidenfeller continued his fine start to the season with a solid all-round goalkeeping display. He denied a good Steven Defour strike and commanded his area well but was fortunate when Dennis Praet had a goal wrongly ruled out for offside in the 9th minute. The German international remains the most consistent player for Dortmund this season and will fancy his chances to keep a consecutive clean sheet Saturday when his side entertain bottom of the table Hamburg.

September 27, 2014

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Weidenfeller conceded two early goals Saturday as Dortmund slumped to a 2-1 defeat to Schalke in the Revierderby.

Although losing his clean sheet early in the game, it would be unfair to pin the blame on Weidenfeller. The goalkeeper made two great saves to prevent further goals (including a superb reflex save from a Joël Matip header) and was not at fault for Schalke racing into a two goal lead. Rather a frail and incohesive defence was yet again to blame for a third defeat in six games.

September 25, 2014

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Weidenfeller conceded two but looked solid and made some decent saves as Dortmund were held to a 2-2 draw Wednesday against Stuttgart.

Weidenfeller may have lost his clean sheet to an unfancied Stuttgart side but was not to blame for either of the two goals. He made a couple of strong saves including one to prevent the opposition making it 3-0 and commanded his area well. Aside from some poor kicking at times, Weidenfeller has not been not the cause of Dortmund's leaky defence this season. With the imminent return of leader Mats Hummels to the starting line-up, a more robust back-line and clean sheets should follow.

September 16, 2014

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Weidenfeller made one save during Borussia Dortmund's 2-0 Champions League victory over Arsenal on Tuesday.

Weidenfeller is still looking for his first Bundesliga clean sheet this season, but he was barely tested by Arsenal on Tuesday. Despite the Gunners holding 56 percent of the possession, Dortmund outshot them 23 to five, giving Weidenfeller one of his easier shutouts.