Loan Watch: Balogun produces stunning assist

Folarin Balogun in action for Middlesbrough against Derby County

Fifteen of our players have been in action for their respective loan clubs over the past week.

Read on to find out how they performed:

Folarin Balogun continued his impressive start to life with Middlesbrough and featured twice for the Championship side over the past week. Our striker was a 70th-minute substitute in the 2-2 draw with QPR, before playing the full match and producing a remarkable assist in an emphatic 4-1 win over Derby. Our England youth international cut the ball back with a breathtaking bit of skill for Duncan Watmore to finish and secure three points that lift Boro to sixth in the Championship after 30 matches.

Lucas Torreira had a very happy birthday last week, as Fiorentina beat Atalanta 3-2 in their Coppa Italia quarter-final. A 93rd-minute goal from Nikola Milenkovic sealed the win in dramatic fashion, after Lucas Martínez Quarta had been sent off for the Italian side in the 79th minute.

Hector Bellerin was an 84th-minute substitute as Real Betis beat Rayo Vallecano 2-1 in their Copa del Rey semi-final first leg. Our defender then played the full 90 minutes of Betis' 4-2 win over Levante. The three points keep the Spanish side third in La Liga after 24 matches.

William Saliba played the full match as Marseille were beaten 4-2 by Nice in their Copa de France quarter-final. Our defender got back to winning ways at the weekend as his side beat Metz 2-1 courtesy of a late Arkadiusz Milik goal.

Matteo Guendouzi also played consecutive 90 minutes for Marseille. The win against Metz lifts them to second in Ligue 1, 13 points behind the leaders, PSG, after 24 matches.

Pablo Mari played the full match as Udinese lost 4-0 to Hellas Verona. The defeat leaves the Italian side 14th in Serie A after 24 matches.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles was a 78th-minute substitute as Roma drew 2-2 with Sassuolo. Bryan Cristante's 94th-minute header rescued a point for Jose Mourinho's side and leaves Roma seventh in Serie A after 25 matches.

Alex Runarsson played 90 minutes twice for Oud-Heverlee Leuven, starting their 2-1 win over Genk and 3-2 victory against Club Brugge.

Dinos Mavropanos played the entirety of Stuttgart's 4-2 defeat against Bayer Leverkusen. The defeat leaves the German side 17th in the Bundesliga after 22 matches.

Brooke Norton-Cuffy was an 83rd-minute substitute as Lincoln City beat Morecambe 2-1. Our defender then played 90 minutes and was named man of the match in the Imps' 1-1 draw with Wycombe in League One.

Karl Hein played back-to-back 90 minutes for Reading as they lost 2-1 to Bristol City and 3-2 to Coventry in the Championship.

Ryan Alebiosu played the full match as Crewe Alexandra were beaten 4-1 by Plymouth in League One. Our defender then played 69 minutes of his side's 4-1 defeat to Accrington Stanley

Jordi Osei-Tutu was a 79th-minute substitute as Rotherham United beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-0.

Matt Smith played consecutive 90 minutes as Doncaster Rovers lost 1-0 against Ipswich Town and 4-0 against Portsmouth.

Nikolaj Moller played 90 minutes as FC Den Bosch were beaten 2-0 by NAC Breda.

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