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Mats Hummels

26-Year-Old Defender     Borussia Dortmund  Bundesliga


Birthdate:  December 16, 1988    Birthplace:  Bergisch Gladbach, Germany    Nationality:  Germany    Height:  6' 4"    Weight:  198 lbs    

December 18, 2014    Mats Hummels News

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Hummels put in a very solid performance despite conceding two goals in Dortmund's 2-2 draw Wednesday with Wolfsburg.

Hummels was the star man of the Dortmund defense and really proved his worth to the team. He was a rock in defense throughout while he also had two shots and played a key part in Dortmund's first goal, his marauding run forward setting up Ciro Immobile who assisted Pierre-Emerick Aunameyang's finish. If Dortmund's torrid Bundesliga form continues into the New Year, they're going to find it really tough to keep hold of their prized captain come the end of the season.

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December 14, 2014

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Hummels failed to keep a clean sheet as Dortmund lost 1-0 Saturday to Hertha Berlin.

Hummels had a couple of good chances, going particularly close when Hertha Berlin goalkeeper Thomas Kraft punched over his header in the second half. Yet despite offering a threat aerially from set-pieces, Hummels was error-prone in defense. His performance was not up to its usual standard in what was a shaky looking Dortmund backline as the team fell to its ninth league defeat of the season.

December 6, 2014

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Hummels returned from injury and kept a clean sheet in Dortmund's 1-0 victory Friday over Hoffenheim.

Hummels hadn't played since injuring his foot against Bayern Munich on Nov. 1 but was fit to return against Hoffenheim and kept a clean sheet. Although his defensive services weren't called upon frequently, the Dortmund captain commanded the backline expertly and did well to track back to clear a goal bound Sebastian Rody free kick. He also had two shots and went close to scoring when Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann tipped over his header. This performance was a reminder that Hummels is a key part of the Dortmund defense and his team will desperately hope he has more luck with injury in the second half of the season.

November 2, 2014

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Hummels will be out for three weeks after injuring his foot against Bayern Munich reports.

Hummels was substituted in the 46th minute against Bayern Munich after complaining of pain at half-time. Now after a medical examination it has been confirmed that Dortmund's captain will face time on the sidelines. It's terrible news for Dortmund who sit 17th in the Bundesliga and will miss their star defender for crunch league games against Borussia Moenchengladbach and Paderborn. Hummels will also definitely miss the Champions League clash with Galatasaray and is doubtful for the trip to Arsenal later in the month.

November 2, 2014

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Hummels could be out with an ankle injury for up to six weeks according to

Hummels was taken off after half-time in Dortmund's 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich Saturday and reports suggest that he could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Early indications are that Hummels injured his ankle after jumping awkwardly and was replaced by Neven Subotic after complaining of pain at half-time. Full news of the injury will come out Monday and could potentially be disastrous for Dortmund.

November 1, 2014

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Hummels kept a first half clean sheet but was then replaced on 46 minutes due to injury as Dortmund fell to a 2-1 defeat Saturday at Bayern Munich.

Hummels put in a typically assured defensive display against Bayern helping Dortmund take a lead into half-time. Hummels produced a captain's performance, defending well and playing the ball out when he could. However injury and his replacement by Neven Subotic after the break made Dortmund's defense far more shaky and their opponents capitalized. Early reports suggest that a recurrence of a foot injury was the reason for his withdrawal and Dortmund certainly cannot afford losing their star defender once again.

October 29, 2014

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Hummels kept a clean sheet and it was rarely threatened as Dortmund beat St. Pauli 3-0 Tuesday in the DFB Pokal.

The defensive pairing of Hummels and Neven Subotic was far too strong for their lower league opposition's attack. While Subotic dug in deep and made a couple of telling blocks, Hummels swept up comfortably and played the ball to safety. Dortmund are looking much stronger defensively now but will face the ultimate test Saturday when they visit free-scoring Bayern Munich.

October 25, 2014

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Hummels looked solid and very composed but could not stop Dortmund falling to a 1-0 defeat Saturday to Hannover.

Dortmund's defense is looking far more solid now that both Hummels and partner Neven Subotic are finding form. Hummels was commanding and only lost his clean sheet to a free-kick he could do nothing to prevent. He also always looked to play the ball out from the back (making more passes than anyone else in the game) and had a header tipped onto the crossbar by superb visiting goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler. With Dortmund's defensive pairing finally appearing solid, Hummels' first Bundesliga clean sheet of the season must be imminent.