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Bavarian Loan Works: Adrian Fein putting in work at Hamburg; Franck Evina has cooled off at Uerdingen

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Bayern’s two young prospects out on loan continue to gain the most important thing: playing time.

Karlsruher SC v Hamburger SV - Second Bundesliga Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images

Adrian Fein — Hamburg — 2.Bundesliga

With their third straight 2.Bundesliga win, Hamburg remain at the top of the table. Fein again played the full 90 minutes as a the loan defensive midfielder for Hamburg. In this match, he even completed the most passes of either team (59) with a 91% pass completion rate. He’s continuing to shine, and this is precisely the kind of loan Bayern wants for any loaned player.

This marks the third straight opponent for Hamburg to file an appeal after the match. The opponents are arguing that Hamburg midfielder Bakery Jatta, who was a refugee to Germany, is not who he says he is. A tabloid reported a month or so ago that Jatta is not his real name and he is two years older than he claims. Hamburg has vociferously backed the young player and offered a very simple defense: The German state approved his paperwork, and the DFB and DFL gave him the green light to play. It’s time for the DFB/DFL to speak up now.


KFC Uerdingen v FC Ingolstadt - 3. Liga Photo by Juergen Schwarz/Getty Images for DFB

Franck Evina — KFC Uerdingen — 3.Liga

Franck Evina went the distance for Uerdingen again out wide left in a 4-2-3-1. Uerdingen went on the road in this one and took a point from Preussen Munster in a 1-1 draw. Unfortunately for Uerdingen, this continues a run in the league of five matches without a win. Their last full three points occurred on opening day in a 1-0 win against Hallescher back on July 21. Uerdingen now sit in 15th place in the 3.Liga table.