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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    

May 23, 2015    Marcel Schmelzer News

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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.

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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.

April 26, 2015

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Schmelzer kept a clean sheet and won a penalty as Dortmund defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 Saturday.

Schmelzer's cross hit the arm of Frankfurt's Sonny Kittel to win a 24th minute penalty which Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted. The defender also looked solid at the back and kept a clean sheet with ease, Frankfurt not registering a single shot on target.

April 19, 2015

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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.

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.