Our latest round-up of the loan highlights features news of goals and crucial wins…
Michy Batshuayi netted the first two goals for Crystal Palace in their 5-3 victory over Bournemouth. The Belgian striker displayed typically predatory instincts to finish from close range on both occasions. He finished his loan with six goals in 13 appearances for the Eagles.
Kurt Zouma featured at right-back in Everton’s 2-2 draw at Tottenham that meant we finished in third place. It was the Frenchman’s 32nd Premier League appearance this season and his 37th in total.
Kenedy came off the bench late on in Newcastle’s emphatic 4-0 victory at Fulham. He played 28 games for the Magpies, scoring once.
Tammy Abraham scored the winning goal from the penalty spot as Aston Villa took the lead in their Championship play-off semi-final against West Bromwich Albion, coming back from a goal down for a 2-1 victory in the first leg at Villa Park. The second leg is on Tuesday.
The other semi saw Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount both in Derby County’s team as they suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Leeds United, who named Izzy Brown among their substitutes. They meet at Elland Road on Wednesday.
Christian Pulisic said goodbye to the Borussia Dortmund fans with a goal, opening the scoring in his last home game for the club before completing his permanent transfer to Chelsea this summer. That 3-2 victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf leaves them two points behind Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich going into the last round of games. Dortmund travel to Borussia Monchengladbach, while Bayern host our Europa League semi-final opponents Eintracht Frankfurt.
Mario Pasalic started for Atalanta as the Serie A side gave their chances of qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in their history another boost, beating Genoa 2-1 despite having two goals ruled out for offside in the first half. That maintained their three-point advantage going into the final two matches, but Tiemoue Bakayoko and AC Milan kept up the pressure with a win of their own, triumphing 1-0 away at Fiorentina.
Vitesse Arnhem recorded a big 6-1 win over De Graafschap that moved them into fifth place in the Eredivisie. Jake Clarke-Salter completed the full game in defence, while Charly Musonda was introduced off the bench. Eduardo was an unused sub. They complete their regular league season next weekend with Europa League qualification up for grabs after that.
In Spain, Alvaro Morata had a goal disallowed in Atletico Madrid’s 1-1 home draw with Sevilla (pictured below). The striker was replaced 12 minutes from time. Atleti are guaranteed second place in La Liga.
Kenneth Omeruo was in Leganes’ defence as they lost 2-0 at home to Espanyol having been reduced to 10 men in the first half.
Nathan started for Atletico Mineiro in the last round of matches in the Copa Libertadores group stage, the Brazilians finishing with a 2-1 win over Venezuelan side Zamora, but it wasn’t enough to earn them a place in the knockout rounds of South America’s top continental club competition.
Danilo Pantic helped Partizan Belgrade keep their narrow one-point lead in the race for Serbia’s final Europa League spot, with one game left to play after their 2-1 win at Vojvodina on Saturday.
Victorien Angban came off the bench for a Metz side winding down their season in France’s second tier, having already secured their promotion to Ligue 1 as champions, but they were defeated 1-0 at Nancy, a result which took the home side clear of relegation with one game remaining.
Kylian Hazard was a second-half substitute for Cercles Bruges, but couldn’t prevent them losing 2-1 at Waasland-Beveren.
Victor Moses came off the bench after just 11 minutes for Fenerbahce and helped them to a 2-1 win over Akhisarspor, a victory which leaves them needing just one more point from their last two games to guarantee top-flight safety, but condemned their opponents to certain relegation.