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November Loan Round Up

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Checking out the progress on our loan players around Europe during November!

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As we approach the midpoint of the season, here is a round up of our loaned out players for the month of November.

With Madrid looking at a potential injury crisis, particularly in defence, there's always the possibility of a recall for some of these players, although history has shown the club is more likely to call up players from Castilla in these scenarios.

I will aim to have a loan round up published on a monthly basis to keep up to date with our loan players.

Whoscored.com for some of the statistics such as average rating throughout this article.

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Fabio Coentrao (Monaco):

Apps(goals): 3(1)

Ligue 1
Monaco vs Marseille - 90', 1 goal  
Monaco vs Nantes - full match
Monaco vs Bordeaux - didn't play
Monaco vs Angers - didn't play

Europa League
Anderlecht vs Monaco - full match
Qarabag FK vs Monaco - didn't play

Our oft injured left back was, somewhat unsurprisingly, out injured for the start of November, having not featured against Bordeaux or Angers in the league and missing the game against Qarabag in the Europa League.

He did however return to play the full game in a 1-0 win against Nantes, and then played another 90 minutes before being substituted in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Marseille, where  he managed to get an Assist and grab a headed goal, bringing the score to 3-2 at that stage for Monaco.

Interestingly, Coentrao slotted into the left midfield spot in the latter game, a position he occasionally has played before, though with Ronaldo occupying the left wing for Madrid and Portugal, hardly on a regular basis.

Coentrao also featured for the full game in a 2-0 loss to Anderlecht. Monaco are now on the verge of a very disappointing group stage exit from the Europa League, with their fate in Anderlecht's hands, and also sit a below-par seventh place in Ligue 1, 17 points behind leaders PSG, but only four points behind second place Caen.

Whoscored Average: 7.59

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Lucas Silva (Marseille):

Apps:6(0)

Ligue 1
Marseille vs Monaco - Came on at 74'
Marseille vs St Etienne - Came on at 89'
Marseille vs Nice - Played for 60'
Marseille vs Nantes - Played for 80'

Europa League
Marseille vs FC Groningen - Came on at 65'
Marseille vs Braga - Played 70'

From one Ligue 1 loanee to the next, Lucas Silva didn't complete a single game in November, with two starts and then two late substitute appearances in the league and one start and one late appearance in the Europa League. He has so far had no goals and no assists to his name, playing mostly in a Defensive Midfield role alongside Lassana Diarra,

The Brazillian midfielder has spoken to the media about enjoying his time at OM thus far, but it does appear he is struggling to consolidate his place in the team's line up. Whilst he started the first three games in November, he has been confined to late appearances for the latter three.

Following a very strong start to the season, Marseille have dropped off quite significantly recently, now occupying eleventh position, 9 points behind second place Caen. In the EL they only require a point in their final game to qualify, and could yet top the group if results go their way.

Whoscored Average: 6.73 (appearances longer than 20 minutes)

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Jesus Vallejo (Zaragoza):

Apps: 4(0)

The 20 year old Zaragoza captain had a terrible start to the season, having been dogged by a recurring muscular injury for the opening weeks.

He seems to have now overcome this injury, playing the full 90' in four out of Zargaoza's five Liga Adalante games this month, keeping a clean sheet in three of these as his side have climbed back into contention, four points behind leaders Cordoba.

The only league game he missed was due to international duty call-up with Spain's under 21s to take part in a 3-2 win against Croatia U21.

Zaragoza have only conceeded 2 goals this season where he has featured, whereas they have conceded 8 in his absence, highlighting his importance to the side.

Definitely one to keep an eye out for in the future for Madrid and Spain.

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Marco Asensio (Espanyol):

Apps: 4(0)

La Liga
Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid - Full match
Espanyol vs Malaga - Played for 86'
Espanyol vs Athletic Bilbao - Full Match
Espanyol vs Granada - Full Match

After a relatively slow start to the campaign at loan club Espanyol, young Spanish winger Asensio has established himself into the starting line up in recent weeks, completing 3/4 games in November and coming off as a late sub against Malaga after getting an Assist.

Although naturally a winger, he has been used in a central role more often than not this seasons, having a playmaker role at times rather than an out-and-out winger. His statistics so far have also been somewhat impressive, earning 5 Assists in 10 appearances thus far this season for an uninspiring Espanyol side treading water in mid-table.

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Finally, some of the younger names also loaned out have the following statistics for November:

Diego Llorente (Rayo Vallecano): The young centerback completed the full 90' in all his sides La Liga matches this month, 1 win 1 draw and 2 losses with no clean sheets.

Whoscored average: 7.02

Álvaro Medrán (Getafe): No appearances in November, the young defensive midfielder underwent shin surgery in October and will be out for up to 3 more months. We wish Medrán a speedy recovery.