- Associated Press - Thursday, April 6, 2017

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) - Borussia Dortmund defender Lukasz Piszczek has extended his contract with the club through June 2019.

The 31-year-old Piszczek says “I’m very happy about the confidence Dortmund has in me and am really proud to be able to play two more seasons in the black and yellow jersey.”

Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says Piszczek is a “model professional” and an example to the younger players in the squad.

Piszczek joined Dortmund from Hertha Berlin in 2010. So far this season he has played in 31 of the team’s 39 competitive games, contributing five goals and setting up four more.

Dortmund visits Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga on Saturday before welcoming French league leader Monaco for the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday.

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