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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    

March 4, 2015    Marcel Schmelzer News

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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.

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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.

February 21, 2015

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Schmelzer conceded two but was on the winning team as Dortmund beat Stuttgart 3-2 Friday.

Schmelzer looked solid enough in defense during Friday's high-scoring encounter and was also an effective threat going forward. The left-back whipped in some decent deliveries from set-pieces and also had a shot on goal of his own.

February 14, 2015

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Schmelzer got an assist Friday in Dortmund's big 4-2 win against Mainz.

Neven Subotic powerfully met Schmelzer's 49th minute corner-kick to level the score and spark a comeback win. Schmelzer was a constant attacking threat against Mainz, producing a game-high of three crosses and making more runs (93) than anyone on the field. The defender did look vulnerable defensively however and his over-exuberant attacking style meant that he also made a game-high of misplaced passes (17).

February 8, 2015

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Schmelzer got a clean sheet as Dortmund comfortably beat Freiburg 3-0 Saturday.

Schmelzer looked very solid against Freiburg, just like the entire Dortmund backline did. He never looked troubled in the full-back position and was effective in making runs forward to aid his team's attacks. Schmelzer has now conceded one goal in three games since the Bundesliga restart.

February 5, 2015

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Schmelzer produced a decent attacking performance but looked frail defensively as Dortmund lost 1-0 Wednesday to Augsburg.

Schmelzer completed three crosses and had a good shot saved near the end of the game in what was an effective attacking display by the defender. However the full-back lacked grit in defense and his desperate tackle in the build-up to Augsburg's goal only pushed the ball into the path of scorer Raśl Bobadilla.

February 1, 2015

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Schmelzer kept a clean sheet Saturday as Dortmund tied 0-0 with Bayer Leverkusen.

Schmelzer managed to come away without conceding but did struggle at times with Leverkusen's wing play. The full-back, in contrast to his pre-winter break performances, also made few forward runs and offered little in the way of a threat. Expect Schmelzer to start next time out however with Jurgen Klopp sure to stick with a defense that kept a rare clean sheet.

January 15, 2015

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Schmelzer got an assist in Dortmund's 1-0 friendly win Tuesday over FC Sion.

Schmelzer came on after 46 minutes in the friendly against the Swiss side and set-up Jon Stankovič for the game's only goal.