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FBL-ESP-LIGA-REAL SOCIEDAD-ELCHE Photo by ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images

Welcome to Fear The Wall’s weekly recap of each Borussia Dortmund loanee’s performance at their respective clubs. BVB have four 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)

Olympique Marseille finished the season drunk. No, seriously, this game was bonkers. They drew 1-1 at FC Metz on May 23rd with both goals coming from penalty kicks, which okay, could be normal. Except it was the 90’+7 and the 90’+14!!

Leonardo Balerdi played the full 90, drew two fouls, and committed one.

Balerdi finishes the season with two goals, one assist, six yellow cards, and one red card in 21 appearances (19 starts) in Ligue 1. He had 13 shots (four on target) with seven shot-creating actions (0 goal-creating actions), along with a 31:27 fouls committed to fouls drawn ratio.

Marseille finished fifth and will play in the UEFA Europa League next season. They have 60 points (16W-12D-10L) with a +7 goal differential (54:47).

FBL-FRA-LIGUE1-METZ-MARSEILLE Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP via Getty Images

Sergio Gómez (AM)

SD Huesca (La Liga)

SD Huesca played host to FC Valencia in their season finale on May 22nd. It was a 0-0 draw. Sergio Gómez got the start and played all 90 minutes. He had two shots, four shot-creating actions, committed one foul, and drew three.

Gómez finishes with one assist and one yellow card in 29 La Liga appearances (four starts). He had 10 shots (two on target) and 19 shot-creating actions (one goal-creating). Gómez drew nine fouls, while committing seven.

SD Huesca finished 18th and will be relegated. They had 34 points (7W-13D-18L) and a -19 goal differential (34:53). Had they won this game, they probably could have staved off relegation.

SD Huesca v Valencia CF - La Liga Santander Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images

Immanuel Pherai (AM)

PEC Zwolle (Eredivisie)

PEC Zwolle finished their season last week. Immanuel Pherai finished with two goals, two assists, and one yellow card in 26 Eredivisie appearances (15 starts). He had 46 shots (15 on target) and a fouls committed to drawn ratio of 42:18.

Marius Wolf (RW)

1. FC Köln (Bundesliga)

On the final Bundesliga matchday (May 22nd), 1. FC Köln saved themselves from direct relegation by scoring a late 1-0 matchwinner over FC Schalke 04. Marius Wolf started the game and was subbed off after 88 minutes. He had four shots, two shot-creating actions, and one drawn foul.

Köln then went on to play in the relegation play-offs with Holstein Kiel. Kiel won the first leg 1-0 on May 26th. Wolf played 66 minutes before being subbed off. He received a yellow card (53’). Wolf had three shots, one shot-creating action, committed two fouls, and drew one.

The second leg provided a decisive 5-1 win for the Geißböcke on May 29th. Wolf once again started the match but was subbed off after 72 minutes. He had three shot-creating actions, committed two fouls, and drew one.

As mentioned, Köln finished 16th, the relegation play-off spot. They had 33 points (8W-9D-17L) and a goal differential of -26 (34:60). Since Köln won the play-offs 5-2 on aggregate, they will remain in the Bundesliga next season. (Goats are better than Holstein cows anyway (yes I know Holstein Kiel’s mascot is a stork, let the point stand))

As the relegation games count as Bundesliga stats, Wolf will finish with two goals, three assists, and four yellow cards in 33 Bundesliga appearances (31 starts). He had 45 shots (11 on target) and 59 shot-creating actions (8 goal-creating). Wolf’s fouls committed to drawn ratio is 31:57.

1. FC Koeln v FC Schalke 04 - Bundesliga Photo by Ralf Treese/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Alexander Isak (CF)

Real Sociedad San Sebastian (La Liga)

Alexander Isak ended the season as Real Sociedad San Sebastian’s top scorer with 17 goals. Real Sociedad finished 5th and will play in the UEFA Europa League next season. They amassed 62 points (17W-11D-10L) and a +21 goal differential (59:38).

Isak finished with 34 appearances (30 starts), 17 goals, two assists, and four yellow cards in La Liga. He had 78 shots (39 on target) and 48 shot-creating actions (six goal-creating). Isak committed 25 fouls and drew 33.

The last games of the season went as follows (stats are for Isak, obvs):

May 1st: Away at SD Huesca; 1-0 loss (80 minutes, three shots, one shot-creating action, one committed foul, two drawn fouls)

May 7th: Home vs Elche CF; 2-0 win (82 minutes, three shots, two shot-creating actions, one committed foul, two drawn fouls)

May 12th: Away to Atlético Madrid; 2-1 loss (45 minutes, two shots, two shot-creating actions, one committed foul, one drawn foul)

May 16th: Home vs Real Valladolid CF; 4-1 win (45 minutes, two goals, three shots, two shot-creating actions, one drawn foul)

May 22nd: Away to CA Osasuna; 1-0 win (88 minutes, three shots, one shot-creating action, two committed fouls)

Atletico Madrid v Real Sociedad - La Liga Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

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