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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 15, 2015    Marcel Schmelzer News

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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.

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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.

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 Raúl Bobadilla.