For our players out on loan, there has been action in both midweek UEFA competitions and the domestic leagues this weekend…
Kenedy helped Getafe get their Europa League campaign off to a winning start, playing the first 77 minutes of their 1-0 victory away at Trabzonspor (pictured top).Yesterday in La Liga, he came up against another Chelsea player when his side hosted Real Mallorca. Kenedy was brought on very late in the game but Baba Rahman started for Getafe although lasted only 19 minutes before going off injured in what was his second appearance for the Spanish side. The result was 4-2 to Getafe.Mario Pasalic was a half-time substitute for Atalanta in the Italian side’s Champions League debut last Tuesday, but most of the damage had already been done as they suffered a 4-0 loss away at Dinamo Zagreb. Back in Serie A yesterday, the midfielder played the full game as Atalanta drew 2-2 at home to Fiorentina, showing little sign of tiredness from their midweek trip as they came back from two goals down with strikes in the 84th and 95th minutes.In the Bundesliga this weekend there was an hour of action for Lewis Baker but his side, Fortuna Dusseldorf, went down 2-1 at Borussia Monchengladbach.Lucas Piazon played the last five minutes for Rio Ave as the Portuguese team continued their impressive start to the season with a 2-0 victory at Belenenses.Tiemoue Bakayoko had to settle for a point in a 0-0 draw away at Reims in France’s Ligue 1 on Saturday.
The English Football League
In the Championship, Conor Gallagher was on the losing side with Charlton Athletic as they were defeated for the second time this season, going down 2-0 away at Wigan Athletic. Izzy Brown also tasted defeat in the same division when Luton Town were beaten 3-0 by Hull City.Bottom team Huddersfield continue to wait for their first win. They had Trevoh Chalobah in their side but despite scoring first away to West Brom and then going 2-1 up, they capitulated late on to lose 4-2. It is familiar territory for the young Chelsea player as he fought a relegation battle with Ipswich in the Championship last season.It was a painful week for Richard Nartey at Burton Albion in League One. Firstly they let a two-goal lead slip away at Portsmouth, after going down to 10 men and conceding the equaliser through a 95th-minute penalty, and they then lost 2-1 at Tranmere Rovers due to two goals conceded in injury time.Josh Grant and Plymouth Argyle came from a goal behind at Crawley Town last Tuesday to lead 2-1, but had to settle for a point after conceding a late equaliser. They then lost their unbeaten home record in League Two this season in a 2-0 defeat to Cheltenham Town on Saturday.
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In South America, Nathan came off the bench late on for Atletico Mineiro as the Brazilian side were beaten 2-1 away by Colon in Argentina in the first leg of their Copa Sudamericana semi-final on Friday.
Ike Ugbo could not prevent 10-man Roda JC being defeated 3-1 by Utrecht’s youth side in the Dutch second division.