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Marcel Schmelzer

27-Year-Old Defender     Borussia Dortmund  Bundesliga


Birthdate:  January 22, 1988    Nationality:  Germany    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  163 lbs    

April 19, 2015    Marcel Schmelzer News

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Schmelzer registered a clean sheet Saturday as Dortmund beat Paderborn 3-0.

Schmelzer made five clearances as the Dortmund backline looked very solid. The full back also delivered four crosses before being replaced by Jeremy Dudziak on 81 minutes.

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April 12, 2015

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Schmelzer produced a game-high number of eight crosses as Dortmund were beaten 3-1 Saturday by Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Schmelzer was a very effective attacking outlet down the left flank, the defender trying to get forward in support whenever he could. His offensive game however often left the defense exposed and Schmelzer rarely manged to get back to make a telling challenge.

April 5, 2015

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Schmelzer conceded as Dortmund lost to Bayern Munich 1-0 Saturday.

Schmelzer produced a reasonable defensive display but definitely look stronger when attacking. He made a game-high number of runs and completed two crosses in an effective offensive game. He did however receive a yellow card in the first half.

April 4, 2015

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Schmelzer (thigh) has returned to full training, reports.

Schmelzer tore muscles in his thigh in the 3-0 Champions League defeat to Juventus but is now fit enough to resume training. Coach Jurgen Klopp said that "he has 100% proven his fitness...things went so well that he has returned to full-team training".

March 15, 2015

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Schmelzer made it four straight clean sheets Saturday as Dortmund tied 0-0 with FC Köln.

Schmelzer successfuly kept out the Köln frontline in an eventful game for the full-back. He made more runs thatn anyone in the game, having alot of joy down the left wing where he managed to send in four crosses. Schmelzer also produced two shots on goal, including an effort that was well kept out by Köln's Timo Horn on 81 minutes. Unfortunately the defender also got booked with five minutes left to play.

March 8, 2015

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Schmelzer kept a clean sheet for the third game running as Dortmund tied with Hamburg 0-0 Saturday.

Schmelzer looked solid throughout and deserved to keep a clean sheet against a rather toothless Hamburg side. Schmelzer also added to the Dortmund attcak when he got the opportunity, having one shot and delivering two crosses.

March 4, 2015

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Schmelzer kept a clean sheet for the second consecutive game as Dortmund defeated Dynamo Dresden 2-0 Tuesday in the DFB Pokal.

After a superb performance in the last game gainst Schalke, Schmelzer continued his good form with a strong defensive display in the domestic cup. The only criticism would be that he didn't venture forward enough but in truth his attacking contribution was not really required.

March 1, 2015

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Schmelzer kept a clean sheet as Dortmund beat Schalke 3-0 Saturday.

Schmelzer looked very strong in defense and was a key part of a team that overwhelmed Schalke. He made a game-high of 17 tackles including some very good challenges and also delivered three crosses as he supported the attack effectively.