On a weekend in which there were only two wins for Manchester City’s loanees, Kean Bryan and Rodney Kongolo were forced to put past loyalties to one side in a League One encounter.
Bryan’s Oldham Athletic were the visitors to Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium, where Kongolo is plying his trade this season, but the two sides could not be separated.
The Dutch midfielder came on for the home side in the final 13 minutes, with Bryan playing the whole game at centre-half as the Latics fought back to rescue a point in a 1-1 draw.
In the Championship, a Pontus Jansson header beat Angus Gunn to give Leeds a slender win over Norwich City.
The young shot-stopper later produced a good save to deny Samuel Saiz.
There was better news for Bersant Celina, who played 89 minutes as Ipswich Town beat Reading 2-0 at Portman Road.
The attacking midfielder proved a threat for the Tractor Boys, showing several neat touches and going close from distance in the second half.
Elsewhere in England, Joe Hart was an unused substitute as West Ham beat Stoke 3-0.
Replacing the suspended Pere Pons, Garcia made his fourth start of the season in central midfield, with Maffeo taking the right-wing back spot that he has made his own.
In the Spanish second division, Yaw Yeboah's Real Oviedo defeated Sevilla II 1-0, but he was sent off early in the game.
The third and final Blue on loan in Spain, Kjetil Haug, was an unused substitute as CF Peralada lost 1-0 to Formentera.
Five of the sextet of City players on loan at NAC Breda were involved in the Eredivisie this weekend.
Thomas Agyepong missed out due to injury.
Across Europe, in Turkey, Jason Denayer’s Galatasaray went down 2-1 to Yeni Malatyaspor in the SuperLig.
The Belgian made his seventh start of the season at centre-half in a three-man defence, as The Lions suffered only their fourth defeat of the season.
We finish this week’s round-up in Scotland, where Brandon Barker was the only City player to feature.
After dropping to the bench for the defeat against Rangers, Barker came back into the Hibernian starting XI, but it proved to be a tough afternoon against Aberdeen.
The Dons ran out 4-1 winners at Pittodrie, with the 21-year-old lining up in an attacking midfield trio behind the central striker.