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Marcel Schmelzer

27-Year-Old Defender     Borussia Dortmund  Bundesliga


Germany

Birthdate:  January 22, 1988    Nationality:  Germany    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  163 lbs    
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August 30, 2015    Marcel Schmelzer News

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Schmelzer conceded his first league goal of the season as Dortmund defeated Hertha Berlin 3-1 Sunday.

The defender conceded against Hertha but that shouldn't take away from an accomplished overall performance. Schmelzer was sound defensively and also supported the attack with some decent crosses.

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August 23, 2015

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Schmelzer won a penalty and kept a clean sheet Sunday as Dortmund beat Ingolstadt 4-0.

Schmelzer was felled inside the box on the hour mark, winning a penalty which Marco Reus scored. He also formed part of a defense which conceded just two shots on target all game, the left-back looking very solid and making more tackles than anyone else. Furthermore, Schmelzer delivered three crosses and was a constant thorn in Ingolstadt's side.

August 21, 2015

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Schmelzer had an assist Thursday as Dortmund defeated Odd Grenland in the Europa League 4-3.

Schmelzer assisted Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's second and Dortmund's third goal of the night with 14 minutes remaining. The full-back played the whole 90 minutes in Norway and has now made an assist in consecutive games.

August 16, 2015

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Schmelzer had an assist as Dortmund easily beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-0 Saturday

Schmelzer delivered just one cross in the game but it was an excellent one, picking out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score a 21st minute header. The full-back was also strong defensively when called upon but ultimately had little work to do against an ineffective Gladback side.

May 23, 2015

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Schmelzer conceded twice as Dortmund beat Werder Bremen 3-2 Saturday.

Schmelzer didn't have his best game, conceding twice to avoidable goals. He made a negative contribution to a disjointed Dortmund defense and was often beaten as Bremen attacked down the right flank. The fullback did manage to produce three crosses however and provided a threat on the occasions he got forward.

May 17, 2015

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Schmelzer conceded two Saturday as Dortmund were defeated 2-1 at Wolfsburg.

Schmelzer lost his clean sheet within the first minute when Wolfsburg's Daniel Caliguri netted. However the fullback was effective offensively throughout and produced a team-high number of four crosses. Schmelzer completed 75 minutes of the game before being substituted for Lukasz Piszczek.

May 10, 2015

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Schmelzer kept a clean sheet Saturday as Dortmund defeated Hertha Berlin 2-0.

Schmelzer played 71 minutes and was barely troubled in defense. Offensively he wasn't particularly effective though, the leftback only had one cross and produced one shot. He was taken off half way through the second half to give Lukasz Piszczek some game time.

May 3, 2015

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Schmelzer was at fault for the opposition's goal Saturday as Dortmund tied 1-1 with Hoffenheim.

Schmelzer's was far too easily beaten by Kevin Volland who ghosted past the fullback to open the scoring on 33 minutes. Schmelzer was out-of-sorts for much of the afternoon, always looking off the pace. His offensive game was also poor although he did manage to register one shot on goal when he made a rare venture forward.