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Mats Hummels

25-Year-Old Defender     Borussia Dortmund  Bundesliga


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

October 29, 2014    Mats Hummels News

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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.

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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.

October 23, 2014

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Hummels kept a clean sheet and was a dominant force in defense as Dortmund routed Galatasaray 4-0 Wednesday in the Champions League.

While Dortmund can't stop leaking goals in the Bundesliga, they are yet to concede in the Champions League. In the last two games Hummels has been a big reason for that, against Galatsaray he played 69 minutes and never looked troubled, effectively stunting the opposition's defense and organizing the back-line well. If he and his defense can show this kind of composure against Hannover Saturday, they are sure to be successful.

October 19, 2014

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Hummels was on the losing side and conceded two sloppy goals as Dortmund were defeated 2-1 Saturday by FC Köln.

There are only so many games that can be blamed on fitness, transfer speculation and World Cup hangovers. Hummels has been lacklustre and error prone since his return to the side and is a shadow of the player of last season. This time around he was at fault for the first goal, stepping out and missing the ball to let the opposition through and never looked confident throughout. With talented players like Neven Subotic waiting impatiently on the bench, Hummels needs to be a lot more solid or risk losing his place in the team.

October 5, 2014

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

A return to full fitness has been a slow process for Hummels. Although now managing to play the full 90 minutes of games, his overall performances looks rusty. His movement still isn't sharp enough and he was one of several players who had a torrid time dealing with Hamburg live-wire Nicolai Müller. Hummels did make a superb block to deny a glorious goal-scoring opportunity in the second half but visibly needs more game time and is likely to get that as Dortmund try to find form.

October 2, 2014

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Hummels was brought on as an 82nd minute substitute as Dortmund beat Anderlect 3-0 Wednesday in Champions League Group D.

Having started last weekend's disastrous derby defeat to Schalke, Hummels was relegated to the bench against Belgian opposition Anderlecht. He replaced Sven Bender in the 82nd minute and helped strengthen a Dortmund team who were already cruising to a 3-0 win. Is likely to have been left out of the starting line-up to ease the star defender slowly back into the season following injury and will battle it out with Neven Subotic and Sokratis Papastathopoulos for centre back starting berths at the weekend.

October 1, 2014

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Hummels said he is happy at Borussia Dortmund and is not interested in leaving the club amid speculation of a Manchester United transfer effort, according to the Daily Mail.

Hummels said he earns enough money at Dortmund and is happy at the club. He added that if he ever did consider leaving the club in the future, it would not be for monetary reasons.

September 27, 2014

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Hummels conceded two and was substituted after 80 minutes but put in an assured performance as Dortmund lost Saturday 2-1 to Schalke.

In his first start of the campaign, Hummels looked like his normal confident self. He was comfortable in possession and looked to go forward when he had the ball. He also lasted an impressive 80 minutes before fitness took its toll and Sokratis Papastathopoulos replaced him. Although he was involved in a defence that concede two early sloppy goals, little of the blame laid on his shoulders but he will need to command his team-mates much more effectively to avoid a repeat of the result in next week's Anderlect clash.