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Lukasz Piszczek

29-Year-Old Defender     Borussia Dortmund  Bundesliga


Poland

Birthdate:  June 3, 1985    Nationality:  Poland    Height:  6' 0"    Weight:  165 lbs    

November 10, 2014    Lukasz Piszczek News

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Piszczek kept his first league clean sheet of the season as Dortmund secured a 1-0 win Sunday over Borussia Moenchengladbach.

As well as keeping his first clean sheet of the Bundesliga season, Piszczek was very attacking down the flank and caused Gladbach several problems. He made game highs of crosses (4) and runs (87) but did let himself down when he blazed a shot over one-one with Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer. All-in-all however it was a typically dynamic and outstanding performance by the full-back.

Lukasz Piszczek: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

November 5, 2014

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Piszczek got an assist as Dortmund beat Galatasaray 4-1 in the Champions League Tuesday.

Piszczek cut open the Galatasaray defense with a through ball for Marco Reus who beat the offside trap and finished well. It was the first goal of the night and helped Dortmund on their way to a win and the next round of the competition.

November 1, 2014

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Piszczek was typically effective in attack but was exposed defensively in Dortmund's away loss to Bayern Munich Saturday.

Defeat to Bayern Munich is Dortmund's fifth straight Bundesliga loss but Piszczek's displays have been among the few positives over the last weeks. However, despite having some influence in attack, the full-back struggled against Bayern's free-flowing offensive game. The introduction of Franck Ribery to the match was particularly tough on the Pole, who was beaten several times on the wing and made to look ordinary. In a difficult second half Piszczek was also booked as Dortmund lost again.

October 25, 2014

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Piszczek was energetic and attacked well but was on the losing side Saturday as Dortmund were defeated 1-0 by Hannover.

Piszczek must feel like he can't do much more to turn around Dortmund's form. For many games now the Pole has tirelessly run up and down the right flank to liven things up but so many of his crosses have failed to be converted by a toothless attack. He was Dortmund's best player against Hannover 96 but neither Adrian Ramos nor the attacking trio behind him did Piszczek's service justice.

October 23, 2014

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Piszczek grabbed an assist in his second successive Champions League game Wednesday as Dortmund beat Galatasaray 4-0.

Piszcek had lots of joy on the right wing against a fragile Galatasaray defense. He managed to make several incisive runs and got an assist after perfectly picking out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the striker's second goal. Piszczek will need to remain at the top of his game Saturday as Dortmund look to turn around their dire Bundesliga form against Hannover.

October 19, 2014

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Piszczek lost his clean sheet and failed to attack effectively as Dortmund lost 2-1 Saturday to FC Köln.

As Dortmund fall to 14th place in the league, it seems like even their most consistent performers have begun playing poorly. Piszczek's usually effective attacks were snuffed out against Köln and when he did go forward he left his defense exposed. Despite have a game high of six crosses, this was not the Pole's finest game and he will need to work on both the defensive and offensive sides of his game against Galatasaray next week.

October 11, 2014

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Piszczek got an assist as Poland claimed a surprise 2-0 win Saturday against Germany in European Qualifying Group D.

Piszczek produced a composed defensive display against the world champions and set-up Arkadiusz Milik with a pin-point cross for the first goal. He also comfortably out-performed Germany full-back Erik Durm, who replaced him in Dortmund's line-up when they lost to Hamburg last weekend, and this game will be more reason to re-instate the Pole on Saturday.

October 5, 2014

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Piszczek replaced Erik Durm after 68 minutes and improved Borussia Dortmund's attack Saturday but could not stop his side slumping to a 1-0 defeat to Hamburg.

After being the stand-out defender and one of Dortmund's biggest attacking assets in previous games, it would have surprised many to see Piszczek starting on the bench. Maybe it was a simple case of giving the Pole a rest, but with a two week break coming up for internationals that is perplexing. Regardless, when he replaced Durm, Dortmund looked much more lively down the right wing as the full-back burst forward. Shinji Kagawa aside, it is alarming for Dortmund that defender Piszczek does more creatively than the entire current midfield. Will surely start again after the break and continue to have a big impact.