Samir Nasri’s Sevilla have been on the charge recently, with five wins in a row, but they were held to a 1-1 draw on Saturday at Sporting Gijon that leaves them in fourth.
That wasn’t the worst news for the Frenchman, who had to come off at half-time with a hamstring problem.
The trio have been scoring and creating in abundance so far this season but they couldn’t find a way past Roda JC in a 0-0 draw.
City’s other Eredivisie loanees did not feature for their clubs.
There was a win in the Eerste Divisie, where Brandon Barker, Ashley Smith-Brown and David Faupala have been starring for NAC Breda. However, only Barker featured, as a second half substitute, in the club’s 4-3 victory over Oss.
Patrick Roberts was a late substitute for Celtic in their 1-0 win over fourth placed Aberdeen but Zack Faour played no part for Midtyjlland in their 3-1 loss to Danish champions FC Copenhagen.
Touching back down on English shores, Wilfried Bony will play for Stoke on Monday night against his old club Swansea City.
Jason Denayer watched his Sunderland side lose 4-1 at home to Arsenal as he continues his recovery from a muscle injury.
In the lower leagues, Aaron Mooy played the full 90 minutes as promotion chasing Huddersfield were thumped 5-0 by Fulham. Jack Byrne and George Glendon played no part for Blackburn Rovers and Fleetwood Town respectively while Kean Bryan was suspended for Bury.