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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    

October 19, 2014    Lukasz Piszczek News

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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.

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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.

October 2, 2014

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Piszczek provided an assist and was superb in both defence and attack as Dortmund defeated Anderlecht 3-0 Wednesday in Champions League Group D.

Piszczek is quickly becoming one of Dortmund's most important players this year. Solid in defence, the full-back also boasts a great attacking threat with surging runs and crosses from the right side. He produced a superb low cross to assist Adrian Ramos for Dortmund's second goal and was effective all night, particularly towards the end of the game when Erik Durm was brought on as defensive cover giving Piszczek more freedom to go forward. Is likely to go from strength to strength and have many assists to his name this season.

September 27, 2014

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Piszczek was far from the top of his game Saturday as the defender conceded two and was ineffectual in attack in the 2-1 defeat to Schalke.

Piszczek's consistent performances have been one of the few positives of Dortmund's season however the defender did not meet his usual standard in the Revierderby. Although he surged forward down the flank, his end product was absent, producing a series of poor crosses to the front men. This said, he was not lacking in passion on derby day, clashing with Jean-Eric Choupo-Moting after just 30 seconds and having to have treatment off the field as a result. The match should be chalked down as a bad day at the office for Piszczek who is bound to regain form.

September 25, 2014

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Piszczek played the full 90 minutes as Dortmund fought back to draw 2-2 Wednesday with Stuttgart.

As has been the case on more than one occasion this season, Piszczek performed while the rest of his team-mates didn't. As well as being solid defensively, Piszczek posed a continuous attacking threat on the right side with incisive runs and crossing and assisted Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Dortmund's first goal. The Pole may well have won it for his team at the death, only for a goal-line clearance by Antonio Rüdiger to deny him. Is sure to remain a first team choice and will be both a defensive rock and attacking threat this season.

September 9, 2013

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Piszczek, who underwent hip and groin surgery earlier this summer, will attempt to return for the second half of the Bundesliga season, Goal.com reports.

It was believed that Piszczek was going to miss the entire season when he underwent surgery, so it's very encouraging that he's already focusing on a timetable for return this season. He did note that he will not rush back, so a late-season return is more likely than something in January.

August 9, 2013

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Piszczek is out for the 2013-14 season after undergoing surgery to repair his injured groin Thursday, Goal.com reports.

Piszczek was already trying to recover from a hip surgery he had in June and this new surgery will keep him out until next year. He was a solid contributor to Dortmund's success last season, starting 12 of 13 Champions League matches and recording two goals and 10 assists in 29 Bundesliga appearances.