While Juventus were posting three crucial points on the board against Atalanta, three Bianconeri loanees were making waves of their own at the weekend by putting in commanding performances both in Italy and abroad.
Kicking off this week’s round-up from the southern Italian region of Calabria is Pol Garcia. After joining Serie B outfit Crotone in January, the Spanish centre-back has started to assert himself with a handful of composed displays in defence, which have aided his side in conceding the fewest amount of goals in the division.
Starting on the right side of a three-man rearguard on Saturday afternoon against Ascoli, Garcia played his part in another clean sheet for Ivan Juric’s men, who sit one point ahead of second-placed Cagliari and a phenomenal 14 above the play-off positions.
Turning attentions to central Italy and Abruzzo comes with it a shift up the park to the striking department, in which King Udoh is currently plying his trade for Virtus Lanciano’s Under 19s.
The forward, playing only his second match for the club since arriving in January, netted in the 40th minute against Pescara, but it would prove to be a mere consolation strike in the context of a 3-1 defeat to their local rivals.
On a busy weekend for Bianconeri loanees, there was also news filtering through from France thanks to Younes Bnou Marzouk’s goal for SCO Angers’ B team.
The 20-year-old striker, who spent the first half of the campaign on loan at Belgian side Westerlo, is aiming to make the required impact to break into the club’s first-team, who play in Ligue 1.