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Welcome to FTW’s weekly recap of each Borussia Dortmund loanee’s performances at their respective clubs. BVB currently has 5 players out on loan, whose loans all end on June 30, 2021. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments.


Leonardo Balerdi (CB)

Olympique Marseille (Ligue 1)

Marseille drew 0-0 away against Dijon FCO on January 9. Balerdi sat on the bench once again. Ligue 1 has reached the midpoint of their 2020-21 season with match day 19 played this weekend. So, let’s check in with Marseille and see how they’re doing.

For starters, Marseille have only played 17 games. Their Matchday 9 game against RC Lens was postponed to January 20, and their game against OGC Nice (Matchday 11) was canceled due to Nice having at least 10 positive COVID tests. Nevertheless, Marseille sit in 6th place with 32 points (9W-5D-3L) and a +9 goal differential (25:16). They are eight points out of Olympique Lyon in first place.

Balerdi has featured in six out of 17 possible league games, starting five. The 21-year-old has one goal and two yellow cards. Unfortunately, he hasn’t featured in a game since December 16 (four straight).

Marseille lost 2:1 to Paris St. Germain in the French Supercup on January 13. Balerdi was on the bench for this match.

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Sergio Gómez (AM)

SD Huesca (La Liga)

Gómez and Huesca took on third tier side CD Alcoyano in the second round of the Copa del Rey. Unfortunately, they lost 2:1 and are out of the competition. On the bright side, Gómez got another start! But he wasn’t able to do much with his two shots.

The 20-year-old finished with two appearances (two starts) and no points in the Copa del Rey.

On January 11, Huesca faced off against Real Betis Sevilla in the La Liga and lost 2:0. Gómez was substituted on in the 72nd minute. He didn’t do anything of note.

Gómez has one assist in 12 La Liga appearances (two starts).

Immanuel Pherai (AM)

PEC Zwolle (Eredivisie)

Zwolle hosted AZ Alkmaar in their first game since the winter break on January 9th. They drew 1:1 and Pherai sat on the bench.

In mid-December, Pherai received a warning from the club due to him posting images on Instagram with dozens of people and breaking COVID protocol. It is unclear if these benchings were a consequence from this.

Zwolle played their second game of the week on January 13. They lost 1:0 away to Feyenoord Rotterdam. Pherai came on in the 65th minute and had one shot creating action.

Pherai has one goal and one assist in 11 Eredivisie appearances (eight starts).

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Jeremy Toljan (RB)

US Sassuolo (Serie A)

On January 10, Sassuolo faced off against Juventus Turin and lost 3:1. But there’s good news: Toljan played the full second half! He was subbed in for striker Francesco Caputo after defensive midfielder Pedro Obiang received a red card at the half. Unfortunately, Toljan didn’t do anything noteworthy.

Toljan remains at zero points and one yellow card in nine Serie A appearances (eight starts).

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Marius Wolf (RW)

1. FC Köln (Bundesliga)

Wolf played the full 90 minutes in Köln’s 5:0 loss to SC Freiburg on January 9th. He was arguably the best player on the team in a very poor showing with four shots out of Köln’s five toal.

The 25-year-old remains at two assists and two yellow cards in 13 Bundesliga appearances (12 starts).

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