It was another clash of Arsenal loanees in Ligue 1 this week as Marseille took on Nice.
Nuno Tavares proved to be in unstoppable form once again, bagging another goal for Marseille in their 3-1 win. The game, which featured Nicolas Pépé's debut for Nice, also starred another familiar face for Arsenal fans as Alexis Sánchez scored a brace for Marseille. In other Ligue 1 news, Reims' match against Lyon ended in a 1-1 draw, with Folarin Balogun starting for the fourth consecutive match.
Over in Spain, Marcelo Flores made his first start for Real Oviedo in their 1-0 win over CD Leganés in La Liga 2. Nikolaj Moller returned from injury as a substitute for Eerste Divisie's Den Bosch in their loss to Almere City. The injury, which halted his great pre-season form, kept the 20-year-old out of action for a month.
Back in England, Brooke Norton-Cuffy made his Championship debut for Rotherham against Auston Trusty's Birmingham City. Both of our loanees played the whole match as Rotherham cruised to a 2-0 win.
Elsewhere in the Championship, Harry Clarke and Charlie Patino were both out of action due to injury. Hull City's new loan signing Salah-Eddine Oulad M'Hand has yet to appear for the side.
Tyreece John-Jules played 67 minutes for League One side Ipswich Town, as they were held to a 2-2 draw against Barnsley. One league below, Crewe Alexandra drew 0-0 with Bradford City, as young goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo kept his third clean sheet in League Two.
Mazeed Ogungbo played the full 90 and kept a clean sheet in Crawley Town’s surprise defeat of Fulham in the Carabao Cup. Our defender is proving to be a regular starter for the League Two side, with six appearances to his name.
North of the border, Ryan Alebiosu played the full game for Kilmarnock in their 2-1 win over Motherwell. Alex Kirk also played 90 minutes for Scottish Championship leaders Ayr United as they defeated Dundee 3-1 at home.
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