Action Abroad - 02-03-04
It was the battle of the Aussie strikers at Elland Road, when Harry Kewell returned to his former club Leeds United with Liverpool for the first time. In a good day for he and Socceroo teammate Mark Viduka, both got their name on the scoresheet. Click through here for all the action from the past week.
ACTION IN THE UK… ENGLISH LEAGUE CUP (CARLING CUP) Final Date: 29-02-04 * Socceroo Mark Schwarzer (gk) played a full game while Australian Under 23 Brad Jones (gk) remained on the bench as Middlesbrough won 2-1 against Bolton Wanderers. The win, at Cardiff-s Millennium Stadium, ended Middlesbrough-s 128-year wait for a major trophy. ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE Date: 29-02-04 * Socceroo Mark Viduka (pictured right) played a full game and scored in the 34th minute as Leeds United drew 2-2 at home against Liverpool. Meanwhile, for Liverpool, Socceroo Harry Kewell also played a full game and scored the opening goal in the 21st minute. Date: 28-02-04 * Socceroos Lucas Neill and Brett Emerton both played full games as Blackburn Rovers drew 1-1 at home against Southampton. NATIONWIDE DIVISION ONE Date: 28-02-04 * Socceroo Tony Vidmar played a full game as Cardiff City lost 1-0 away to West Ham United. * Socceroo Tony Popovic played a full game as Crystal Palace won 1-0 at home against Gillingham. * Socceroo Kevin Muscat and Tim Cahill both played full games as Millwall won 2-0 at home against Burnley. * Clint Davies (gk) remained on the bench as Bradford City lost 2-1 away to Nottingham Forest. * John Filan (gk) played a full game as Wigan Athletic won 1-0 at home against Walsall. Meanwhile, for Walsall, Socceroo Steve Corica was replaced in the 73rd minute while Andy Petterson (gk) remained on the bench. Date: 24-02-04 * Socceroo Kevin Muscat and Tim Cahill both played a full game with Cahill also scoring the winning goal in the 90th minute as Millwall won 2-1 at home against Rotherham United. NATIONWIDE DIVISION TWO Date: 28-02-04 * Australian Under 23 Luke Wilkshire was replaced in the 72nd minute as Bristol City lost 1-0 away to Sheffield Wednesday. * Les Pogliacomi (gk) played a full game as Oldham Athletic lost 1-0 away to Bournemouth. * Chris Coyne played a full game as Luton Town won 2-1 away to Peterborough United. * Mark Robertson played a full game and received a yellow card as Stockport County drew 1-1 at home against Brighton and Hove Albion. * Joel Porter was replaced in the 13th minute as Hartlepool United won 4-3 away to Wycombe Wanderers. Date: 24-02-04 * Chris Coyne played a full game as Luton Town lost 3-2 away to Grimsby Town NATIONWIDE CONFERENCE Date: 28-02-04 * Ian Martin (gk) played a full game as Leigh RMI won 4-2 at home against Margate. * Christian Giannangelo (gk) remained on the bench as Forest Green Rovers won 3-2 away to Burton Albion. * Scott Guyett played a full game as Chester City won 2-1 away to Woking. SCOTTISH CUP (TENNENTS CUP) Fourth Round Date: 24-02-04 * Scott MacNicol remained on the bench as Dunfermline won 3-0 away to Clyde. SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE Date: 29-02-04 * Socceroo Craig Moore played a full game as Rangers lost 2-0 away to Dundee United. * Stuart Lovell played a full game as Livingston lost 5-1 away to Celtic. Date: 28-02-04 * Socceroo David Zdrilic came on in the 85th minute as Aberdeen won 1-0 away to Hibernian. * Australian Under 23 Patrick Kisnorbo played a full game and received a yellow card as Hearts drew 0-0 away to Dunfermline. * Australian Youth captain Scott McDonald was replaced in the 66th minute but not before creating the opening goal as Motherwell won 3-0 at home against Partick Thistle. Meanwhile, for Partick, Australian Under 23 Adrian Madaschi played a full game. * Danny Invincibile played a full game and scored in the 34th and 64th minute, as well as winning a penalty in the 54th minute as Kilmarnock won 4-2 at home against Dundee. Date: 24-02-04 * Australian Youth captain Scott McDonald was replaced in the 73rd minute as Motherwell won 1-0 at home against Aberdeen. Meanwhile, for Aberdeen, Socceroo David Zdrilic played a full game. * Stuart Lovell played a full game as Livingston lost 3-2 at home against Hearts. Meanwhile, for Hearts, Australian Under 23 Patrick Kisnorbo also played a full game and received a yellow card. ACTION IN EUROPE… AUSTRIAN DIVISION ONE Date: 29-02-04 * Joey Didulica (gk) played a full game as FK Austria drew 0-0 away to Graz AK. Date: 28-02-04 * Eddy Bosnar remained on the bench as Sturm Graz drew 0-0 away to Admira Wacker. BELGIAN DIVISION ONE Date: 29-02-04 * Andy Vlahos played a full game as Cercle Brugge lost 1-0 at home against Mons. Date: 28-02-04 * Archie Thompson played a full game as Lierse lost 2-0 away to Racing Genk. BELGIAN DIVISION TWO Date: 28-02-04 * Socceroo Paul Okon played a full game as KV Oostende drew 2-2 at home against Brussels. The result sees KV remain tied for second spot in the league, with Brussels leading the competition by a single point. DUTCH DIVISION ONE (ERE DIVISIE) Date: 29-02-04 * Peter Zois (gk) remained on the bench as Willem II lost 3-0 at home against Feyenoord. * Lindsay Wilson played a full game as FC Volendam lost 2-0 at home against ADO Den Haag DUTCH DIVISION TWO (GOUDEN GIDS DIVISIE) Date: 27-02-04 * Australian Under 23 Brett Holman was replaced in the 62nd minute as Excelsior won 1-0 away to Stormvogels/Telstar. GERMAN DIVISION ONE (BUNDESLIGA) Date: 28-02-04 * Frank Juric (gk) remained on the bench as Bayer Leverkusen lost 3-1 away to Hamburg SV. * Socceroo Paul Agostino came on in the 70th minute as 1860 Munich won 3-1 away to Cologne. ITALIAN DIVISION ONE (SERIE A) Date: 28-02-04 * Socceroo Zeljko Kalac (gk) played a full game as Perugia won 4-2 at home against Bologna. * Socceroo Marco Bresciano played a full game as Parma lost 4-1 at home against Roma. MALTESE DIVISION ONE Date: 29-02-04 * Peter Pullicino played a full game as Hibernians won 3-1 at home against Floriana. SPANISH DIVISION ONE (PRIMERA LIGA) Date: 28-02-04 * Socceroo John Aloisi was replaced in the 82nd minute as Athletico Osasuna won 1-0 away to Murcia. SWISS DIVISION ONE (SUPER LEAGUE) Date: 28-02-04 * Socceroo Scott Chipperfield played a full game as FC Basel won 6-0 at home against Neuchatel Xamax. Meanwhile, for Neuchatel, Joel Griffiths received a yellow card and was replaced in the 59th minute. TURKISH DIVISION ONE (SUPER LIG) Date: 29-02-04 * Socceroo Josip Skoko came on in the 46th minute as Genclerbirligi won 2-0 at home against Bursaspor. Date: 28-02-04 * Socceroo Michael Petkovic (gk) played a full game as Trabzonspor won 3-1 away to Samsunspor.
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