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On Their Loansome: Tol(l), Jan!

The Leagues have reached their midpoint & someone got a contract

US Sassuolo v Cagliari Calcio - Serie A Photo by Matteo Ciambelli/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Welcome to FTW’s weekly recap of each Borussia Dortmund loanee’s performances at their respective clubs. BVB have five players out on loan, whose loans 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)

Olympique Marseille returned to action in Ligue 1 on January 16. They faced bottom-of-the-table Olympique Nimes and lost 2-1. Leonardo Balerdi sat on the bench for the fifth straight game.

But on Wednesday, Balerdi got a start! Marseille faced RC Lens on January 20 and lost 1-0. In his 90 minutes, Balerdi drew one foul, committed three, and received one yellow card.

Balerdi has one assist and three yellow cards in seven appearances (six starts).


Sergio Gómez (AM)

SD Huesca (La Liga)

SD Huesca played their first game in over a week on January 20. They traveled to FC Getafe and lost 1-0. Sergio Gómez was substituted on in the 62nd minute. He had no noteworthy actions. This was the team’s 19th La Liga match of the season and have thus reached the halfway point of the 2020/21 season. So, how have Huesca done so far?

Not great, Bob. The schedule is a bit screwy (thanks COVID), with teams having played anywhere between 16 and 19 matches to this point. But one thing can be said for certain: Huesca is in last place. They sit 20th with only 12 points (1W-9D-9L) and a goal differential of -15 (14:29). Gómez has one assist in 13 La Liga appearances (two starts).

In the Copa del Rey, Huesca needed 120 minutes to defeat third-tier side CD Marchamalo in the first round. They lost in the second round to third-tier side CD Alcoyano. Gómez had two starts, but no points to show for it.

Immanuel Pherai (AM)

PEC Zwolle (Eredivisie)

Immanuel Pherai was substituted on in the 61st minute in PEC Zwolle’s January 16 match against Fortuna Sittard, which they lost 2-0. Pherai had one shot and one shot-creating action. With this weekend, the Eredivisie has also reached their halfway point in the current season with 17 matchdays completed.

Zwolle sits in 13th place, 7 points out of a relegation spot. They have gone 3W-8D-6L for 17 points with a -9 goal differential (17:26). Pherai has one goal and one assist in 12 Eredivisie appearances (eight starts).

In the KNVB Beker (domestic cup competition), Zwolle was bumped in the second round by second-tier side Excelsior Rotterdam, by a score of 2-0, back in December. This was Zwolle’s only cup match, as their first-round game against fifth-tier side VV Staphorst was annulled. Pherai played 11 minutes in the KNVB Beker.

Jeremy Toljan (RB)

US Sassuolo Calcio (Serie A)

US Sassuolo Calcio lost 2-0 to SPAL Ferrara in the Coppa Italia Round of 16 on January 14 and are therefore out. Jeremy Toljan reportedly received a knock during the Juventus game and was not in the squad. On a side note, Sassoulo went two games in a row with a straight red card. Fun!

Toljan does not have a stat line for the Coppa Italia, as this was Sassuolo’s only game in the competition.

Back in the Serie A on January 17, Sassuolo got a last-minute penalty kick goal to draw 1-1 with Parma Calcio. Toljan got the start for this game, but was substituted off at the half. The 26-year-old had one shot-creating action.

Toljan remains at zero points and one yellow card in 10 Serie A appearances (nine starts).

This will be the last mention of Jeremy Toljan in these loanee articles, as Sassuolo completes the purchase of the right back.

Marius Wolf (RW)

1. FC Köln (Bundesliga)

1. FC Köln and Hertha BSC drew 0-0 on Saturday afternoon (January 16). Marius Wolf once again played the full 90, had three shots, and had two shot creating actions. In the mid-week Bundesliga action on January 20, Köln finally got back into the W column with a 2:1 win over Schalke 04. Wolf once again played the full 90. He had one shot.

The Bundesliga is also at its halfway point with 17 matchdays complete. Can we have a moment of silence for Schalke, please?

Thank you.

Moving on to Köln now: it could be better! They sit in 16th with 15 points (3W-6D-8L) and a -13 (15:28) goal differential. They sit 8 points clear of a direct relegation spot thanks to Schalke and Mainz 05 only having 7 (!) points. Wolf has two assists, both coming against Borussia Dortmund (lol), and two yellow cards in 15 Bundesliga appearances (14 starts).

Over in the DFB Pokal, Köln is through to the third round, unlike a certain Bayern Munich. In the first-round, they thrashed fourth-tier side VSG Altglienicke 6-0. Wolf was not with Köln for this match. He was, however, involved in the second-round match, when Köln won 2-1 over second-tier side VfL Osnabrück. They will travel to Jahn Regensburg for their Round of 16 match in early February. Wolf has no points and one start in the DFB Pokal.


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