A round-up of the main points from the latest action for our players out on loan…
Baba Rahman made his debut for Mallorca on Friday night, the left-back helping the Spanish side keep a clean sheet as they drew 0-0 at home with Athletic Bilbao, with both sides missing penalties in the last 10 minutes. Lewis Baker also played the full match in a draw on Friday, as Fortuna Dusseldorf held unbeaten Wolfsburg 1-1 in Germany.In the other game in Europe on Friday evening, Ike Ugbo continued his good form in the Netherlands, notching his third goal in four games with a header to earn Roda JC a 1-1 draw with FC Eindhoven. The previous weekend when most loanees did not play for clubs due to the international fixtures, Ugbo scored in a 2-1 win versus Top Oss.Tiemoue Bakayoko (pictured above) suffered defeat in one of France’s big games of the season this weekend when Monaco went down 3-4 at home to Marseille who are now managed by Andre Villas-Boas. Cesc Fabregas was also part of the Monaco midfield who were 2-0 up before conceding four goals in just under 30 minutes. Bakayoko assisted for his side’s goal which pulled it back to 3-4 with quarter-of-an-hour remaining.In Portugal, Lucas Piazon made his debut for Rio Ave when he came on at half-time in a 4-2 home defeat by Tondela. Rio Ave were 2-0 down at the break.Over in Brazil, Nathan came on during the second half of Atletico Mineiro’s 3-1 home defeat by Internacional.Mario Pasalic played 56 minutes for Atalanta in a 2-1 away success at Genoa which leaves the Bergamo club sixth in Serie A.
In the English Football League
In England, Izzy Brown came a whisker away from earning a seemingly unlikely point for Luton Town at Queens Park Rangers in the Championship. He fired narrowly wide from distance in the closing stages after the Hatters had fought back from three goals down to 3-2, but they couldn’t find the final goal they needed to avoid defeat.Conor Gallagher and Charlton Athletic’s unbeaten start to the season came to an end, as they lost 1-0 at home to Birmingham City, who had Jake Clarke-Salter on the bench.
Trevoh Chalobah was part of the Huddersfield that lost 2-0 at home to Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday in what was a first game under new management for both clubs. Huddersfield are second from bottom in the Championship table with one point from seven games.In League One, Richard Nartey and Burton Albion had to work hard to keep a clean sheet and earn a 0-0 draw with high-flying Coventry City, while Josh Grant was on the losing side with Plymouth Argyle in League Two, going down 1-0 at Port Vale. Last weekend he played in a 2-2 home draw versus Oldham.