The Loan Report: February 4-10 - football

The Loan Report: February 4-10



Not everyone lost 6-0 this week. Another seven days of productive loanee action brought us goals from Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham and Ola Aina, so we shall focus on those in an attempt to shed some positive light on affairs this Sunday.
Headliners
Pulisic was the first to find the back of the net in his most meaningful Dortmund action since agreeing to join Chelsea. It came in the German Cup in a wild match against Werder Bremen ? a match Dortmund eventually lost on penalties ? but his goal was stylishly constructed and finished.

 

It wasn?t enough to secure him a start in the league against Hoffenheim at the weekend though, with 120 minutes of midweek action taking its toll, yet Dortmund again drew 3-3, this time yielding a 3-0 lead in the final fifteen minutes. The same thing happened at Villa Park on Friday night, where Villa rescued an unlikely point at home to Sheffield United, who had comfortably led 3-0 courtesy of a Billy Sharp hat-trick before the late heroics. Abraham scored his 20th goal of the season ? two fewer than the veteran marksman Sharp ? and played his part in a stirring finale that kept them just about in touch in the race for a playoff place.

There were considerably fewer goals in Serie A on Sunday, and just one at the Stadio Olimpico, where Torino defeated Udinese with Aina?s first for the club. Coming inside from his right wing-back spot to meet a cross from the left, he produced a header any centre-forward would have been proud of to li...
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