We have news of Europa League progress for loan players, as well as important domestic fixtures…
Inter Milan’s Serie A fixture this weekend was called off due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus in the region, but Victor Moses (pictured top) was in Europa League action last week, albeit behind closed doors in an empty San Siro, as the Nerazzurri booked their place in the last 16 with 2-1 win over Ludogorets.In Serie A this weekend, Mario Pasalic played a big part in Atalanta’s incredible win away at Lecce. The visitors took a two-goal lead but found themselves pegged back to 2-2 by the half-time break, before scoring five second-half goals, two of them set up by Pasalic, to end up 7-2 winners.
Charlie Brown played the first hour as Royal Union Saint Gilloise finished off the regular season in Belgium with a 3-1 win over Westerlo, having already been assured of their place in the Europa League play-offs.
Kenedy came off the bench in Getafe’s 2-1 defeat away at Ajax in the Europa League in midweek, although it was enough to progress on aggregate following a 2-0 win in the first leg, and the Brazilian was restored to the starting line-up for their 1-0 league win over Real Mallorca on Sunday. Getafe are fourth in La Liga table.
Tiemoue Bakayoko and Monaco had to settle for a point as they drew 1-1 with Reims in France.
In the Dutch second tier, Ike Ugbo was on the scoresheet in a potentially vital win for Roda, as the striker scored the third goal of their 5-0 win over fellow relegation battlers Dordrecht, taking them six points clear of the drop zone.
In England in the past week, Trevoh Chalobah helped Huddersfield Town take a big step towards Championship survival, coming off the bench in the first half of their 2-1 win over Bristol City before playing the whole of a 4-0 thrashing of Charlton Athletic which moved them five points clear of the relegation zone.Matt Miazga marked his return from injury on Saturday with a clean sheet as Reading defeated Barnsley 2-0. Izzy Brown was also back in the Luton Town starting line-up after an injury of his own and helped the Hatters continue their recent improved form, although they needed an injury-time penalty to earn their 1-1 draw with Stoke City.Conor Gallagher and Swansea City were twice on the receiving end of late disappointment, conceding a 94th-minute winner in a 1-0 defeat to Fulham, before Blackburn Rovers scored an even later equaliser in Saturday’s 2-2 draw.
In League One, it was a busy day for Jamal Blackman, who made a string of first-half saves for Bristol Rovers, but could not prevent them losing 1-0 to Shrewsbury Town.