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On Their Loansome: Pherai Got an Assist and Balerdi a Birthday Cake

Happy Birthday to Number 5 in your hearts: Leonardo Balerdi

PEC Zwolle v Heracles Almelo - Dutch Eredivisie Photo by Peter Lous/Soccrates/Getty Images

Welcome to FTW’s weekly recap of each Borussia Dortmund loanee’s performances at their respective clubs. BVB have four 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)

Saturday, January 23rd featured a French soccer classic: AS Monaco hosting Olympique Marseille. Unfortunately, the hosts won 3-1, bringing Marseille their third consecutive loss. Leonardi Balerdi got the start again, managing one shot and drawing even on fouls (two for, two against). He received a yellow card early on in the match.

Balerdi has one assist and four yellow cards in eight appearances (seven starts).

AS Monaco v Olympique de Marseille - Ligue 1 Uber Eats Photo by Pascal Della Zuana/Icon Sport via Getty Images

Sergio Gómez (AM)

SD Huesca (La Liga)

SD Huesca hosted an old buddy of ours, Paco Alcácer, and FC Villarreal on January 23rd. They managed to hold them to a 0-0 draw. Sergio Gómez was substituted on in the 57th minute. He had one shot-creating action, drew one foul, and committed one foul.

Gómez has one assist in 14 La Liga appearances (two starts).

SD Huesca v Villarreal CF - La Liga Santander Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Immanuel Pherai (AM)

PEC Zwolle (Eredivisie)

In their first match of the week, PEC Zwolle faced off against Willem II Tilburg on January 22nd. Reza Ghoochannejhad had a hattrick to seal the 3-1 win for Zwolle. Immanuel Pherai was substituted on in the stoppage time of the first half for injured striker Mike van Duinen. Pherai had two shots, one shot-creating action, and committed one foul. One of his blocked shots led directly to the first goal for Zwolle.

Ghoochannejhad and Pherai remained red hot for Zwolle’s second match this week. They drew 2-2 to Heracles Almelo on January 26th. Pherai got the start for this game (played the full 90) and had an assist on the tying goal (skip to 1:50 of the highlight video). He also had one shot, two shot-creating actions, and committed four fouls.

Pherai now has one goal and two assists in 14 Eredivisie appearances (nine starts).

Marius Wolf (RW)

1. FC Köln (Bundesliga)

In a game that went two for three on penalty kicks, 1. FC Köln lost 3-0 to TSG Hoffenheim on January 24th. Marius Wolf played the full 90 again and drew the lone penalty kick for Köln (Anthony Modeste missed the ensuing kick). He had two shots, drew three fouls, and committed one foul.

Wolf has two assists and two yellow cards in 16 Bundesliga appearances (15 starts).

1899 Hoffenheim - 1. FC Cologne Photo by Uwe Anspach/picture alliance via Getty Images

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