Action Abroad - 03-05-05
Its a tense time of the season for many players and their clubs with promotion and relegation battles taking place. Click here to find out how our Aussies are faring at the business end of the season.
ACTION IN THE UK…
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE Date: 30-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo Tony Popovic played a full game and received a yellow card, as Crystal Palace drew 0-0 away at Newcastle United. With two games remaining, Palace is in 18th, and back in the relegation zone, albeit on goal difference only. * Qantas Socceroo Harry Kewell played a full game, as Liverpool drew 1-1 at home with Middlesbrough. For Boro, Qantas Under 23 Brad Jones (gk) played a full game, while Socceroos Mark Viduka (hamstring) and Mark Schwarzer (gk) (back) were not in the squad. Liverpool (two games remaining) remains in 5th, three points adrift of Everton in the race for the last European Champions League place, while Boro (two games remaining) is in 8th position and still in the hunt for a place in Europe. * Qantas Socceroo Tim Cahill (back injury) was replaced in the 13th minute, as Everton lost 2-0 away at Fulham. Everton (three games remaining) remains in 4th place, just three points ahead of Liverpool. * Qantas Socceroo Stan Lazaridis played a full game, as Birmingham City won 2-1 at home against Blackburn Rovers. For Blackburn, Socceroos Lucas Neill played a full game, while Qantas Socceroo Brett Emerton was replaced in the 76th minute. Birmingham is in 12th position with two games remaining, while Blackburn is in 13th position with two games remaining. Date: 27-04-05 * Qantas Under 23 Brad Jones (gk) played a full game, while Socceroos Mark Viduka (hamstring) and Mark Schwarzer (gk) (back) were not in the squad, as Middlesbrough drew 0-0 away at Newcastle United. Date: 26-04-05 * Socceroos Lucas Neill and Brett Emerton both played full games, with Neill receiving a yellow card and Emerton scoring in the 64th minute, as Blackburn Rovers drew 1-1 away at West Brom.
ENGLISH LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP Date: 01-05-05 * Qantas Socceroo Danny Tiatto was replaced in the 69th minute, as Leicester City won 2-0 at home against Leeds United. Leicester with one game remaining), is in 15th position, and well clear of the relegation zone. Date: 30-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo Kevin Muscat played a full game and received a yellow card, as Millwall won 1-0 away at Sheffield United. Millwall is 9th place. * Paul Reid played a full game, as Brighton & Hove Albion won 1-0 away at Rotherham. With one games remaining, Brighton has jumped to 20th position (of 24), two places and three points clear of the relegation zone and any result against Ipswich will see them stay up. * John Filan (gk) played a full game, as Wigan Athletic drew 1-1 away at Preston. Wigan remains in 2nd position and in place for automatic promotion to the EPL, but level on points with 3rd place Ipswich. * Qantas Socceroo Tony Vidmar remained on the bench, as Cardiff City drew 1-1 away at Gillingham. Cardiff has slipped to 19th, but is clear from relegation. Date: 26-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo Danny Tiatto played a full game, as Leicester City won 1-0 at home against Derby County.
ENGLISH LEAGUE ONE Date: 30-04-05 * Shane Huke was not in the Peterborough squad that lost 3-0 at home against Milton Keynes Dons. For the Dons, Gareth Edds & Qantas Young Socceroo Trent McClenahan both played full games, while Nick Rizzo was replaced in the 76th minute, but not before scoring in the 9th minute. With one game remaining, Peterborough, has slipped to 23rd place and will be relegated to the League Two competition. The Dons are in 21st place and in the relegation zone, but are just one point behind the safety zone. * Chris Coyne played a full game, as Luton won 4-2 at home against Brentford. Luton is already confirmed as League One Champions. * Qantas Socceroo Luke Wilkshire played a full game, as Bristol City drew 2-2 at home with Doncaster. Bristol is in 8th spot, two points behind the promotion play-off zone. Bristol must win its last game to have any chance of making the play-offs. * Paul Henderson (gk) remained on the bench, as Bradford City won 4-2 at home against Bournemouth. Bradford stays in 11th place. * Jacob Burns was replaced in the 70th minute, while David Scarsella (gk) remained on the bench, as Barnsley drew 1-1 at home against Colchester. For Colchester, Richard Garcia was replaced in the 72nd minute. Barnsley is in 13th position, while Colchester is in 16th place. * Jamie McMaster was not in the squad, while Qantas Young Socceroo Aaron Downes remained on the bench, as Chesterfield won 1-0 at home against Oldham Athletic. For Oldham, Les Pogliacomi (gk) played a full game. Chesterfield is in 17th place and is safe from relegation. Oldham has slipped to 20th and is now just one point above the relegation zone. * Mark Robertson (back) was not in the Stockport County squad that lost 4-1 at home against Wrexham. Stockport is in 24th position and already relegated to League Two next season. * Joel Porter (thigh) was not in the Hartlepool squad that lost 3-1 at home against Walsall. Hartlepool has slipped to 5th place and must get a result next week to confirm its place in the promotion play-offs.
ENGLISH LEAGUE TWO Date: 30-04-05 * Scott Guyett (knee) was not in the Yeovil squad that won 1-0 away at Southend. Yeovil is in 1st place by a point with one game remaining, and needs to win to be crowned Champions and one point to confirm promotion to League One next season. but only on goal difference, and needs just one more win to virtually guarantee promotion to League One next season. * Frank Talia (gk) played a full game, while Adrian Caceres came on in the 73rd minute, as Wycombe Wanderers won 3-2 at home against Leyton Orient. Wycombe is in 9th place, four points adrift of the last play-off spot. * Adrian Webster was replaced in the 67th minute, as Darlington drew 0-0 away at Lincoln City. Darlington slipped a place to 8th place on goal difference and needs a result to have any chance of gaining the final play-off spot ahead of Northampton. * Predrag Bojic remained on the bench, as Northampton won 2-0 away at Chester. Northampton is in 7th place, albeit on goal difference only, and sits in the last promotion play-off spot. . * Ruben Zadkovich came on in the 56th minute and received a yellow card, as Notts County lost 1-0 at home against Bury. Notts is in 19th place.
ENGLISH CONFERENCE Promotion Play-off - 1st Leg Date: 02-05-05 * Jon Brady played a full game, as Stevenage drew 1-1 at home with Hereford. The return leg is on May 6.
SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE Championship Series Date: 30-04-05 * Scott McDonald (hamstring) was not in the Motherwell squad that drew 0-0 away at Hearts. Motherwell remains in 6th place, Relegation Series Date: 30-04-05 * Danny Invincibile was replaced in the 60th minute, as Kilmarnock won 2-1 away at Inverness CT. Kilmarnock remains in 8th place, well clear of relegation.
SCOTTISH DIVISION ONE Date: 30-04-05 * Daniel McBreen played a full game, as Falkirk lost 1-0 away at Hamilton Academical. Falkirk remains in 1st spot having already secured promotion to the Scottish Premier League next season and winning the Championship. * Qantas Socceroo Adrian Madaschi was replaced in the 90th minute, as Partick Thistle won 1-0 away at Airdrie United. Partick remains in 9th place with one game to go and is certain to be relegated. * Stuart Lovell played a full game, as Queen of South won 2-0 at home against St Johnstone. QoS is in 4th place.
SCOTTISH DIVISION TWO Date: 30-04-05 * John Maisano came on in the 73rd minute, as Morton drew 1-1 at Stranraer. With one game remaining, Morton is in 3rd place and cannot catch Stranraer for the second promotion place.
ACTION IN EUROPE…
EURO CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Semi Final - 1st Leg Date: 27-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo Harry Kewell came on in the 86th minute, as Liverpool drew 0-0 away at Chelsea.
UEFA CUP Semi Final - 1st Leg Date: 28-04-05 * Socceroos Mark Bresciano and Vince Grella were not in the Parma squad, drew 0-0 at home against CSKA Moscow.
BELGIAN RESULTS Date: 01-05-05 * Andrew Vlahos did not play in Cercle Brugge-s 4-0 loss at hoe against Charleroi. With three games remaining, Cercle has slipped to 10th place. Date: 30-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo Archie Thompson was replaced in the 73rd minute, but not before scoring in the 36th minute, as Lierse lost 3-2 away at Brussels. Lierse has slipped to 12th place. * Qantas Socceroo Paul Okon played a full game, Adam Griffiths did not play, while Brendan Santalab was played a full game and received a yellow card, as Oostende drew 2-2 away at Racing Genk. Oostende remains in 17th place and in the relegation zone, although they are just one point from safety. * Michael Turnbull (gk) remained on the bench, as Standard Liege won 4-1 at home against Sint-Truiden. Standard remain in 3rd place and still holding down the last European spot for next season, two points clear of Charleroi and Racing Genk. * Qantas Socceroo Stephen Laybutt played a full game, as AA Gent won 1-0 away at Lokeren. Gent remains in 6th place. Date: 29-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo Alex Brosque was replaced in the 89th minute, but not before scoring in the 21st minute, as Westerlo drew 2-2 at home against Anderlecht. Westerlo jumped a place to 9th.
DANISH SUPERLIGAEN Date: 01-05-05 * Qantas Under 23 Shane Cansdell-Sherriff played a full game, as AGF Aarhus lost 1-0 at home against Esbjerg. AGF is in 9th position, but is 11 points clear of relegation zone with eight games remaining.
DANISH WOMEN-S ELITEDIVISION Date: 24-04-05 * Alison Forman (suspended) was not in the squad, as Fortune Hjorring won 4-0 at home against Viborg.
DUTCH EREDIVISE Date: 01-05-05 * Peter Zois (gk) remained on the bench, as Willem II won 1-0 at home against ADO Den Haag. With three games remaining, Willem is in 12th place. Date: 29-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo Jason Culina played a full game and scored a goal in the 62nd minute, as Twente Enschede drew 2-2 at home against PSV Eindhoven. Twente is in 6th place and still in contention for a spot in Europe next season.
DUTCH GOLDEN GIDS Date: 29-04-05 * Qantas Under 23 Brett Holman played a full game and scored in the 31st and 88th minutes, as Excelsior drew away at Haarlem. With three games remaining, Excelsior is in 11th place. * Lindsay Wilson played a full game, as Helmond Sport won 2-0 away at TOP Oss. Helmond has slipped to 6th place and seemingly out of contention for promotion.
GERMAN BUNDESLIGA Date: 01-05-05 * Frank Juric (gk) remained on the bench, as Hannover 96 won 1-0 at home against Nurnberg. With three games remaining, Hannover is in 10th position. Date: 30-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo Craig Moore (suspended) was not in the Borussia Monchengladbach squad that won 2-0 at home against VfB Stuttgart. Borussia is in 15th place, one place and five points clear of the relegation zone. * Christophe Teinert remained on the bench, as FSV Mainz 05 won 6-2 away at VfL Bochum. Mainz is in 13th place, eight points clear of the relegation zone,
GERMAN BUNDESLIGA 2 Date: 01-05-05 * Qantas Socceroo Paul Agostino was replaced in the 65th minute, as 1860 Munich drew 0-0 at home against Rot-Weiss Essen. 1860 slipped a place to 5th with three games remaining, four points from 3rd place and promotion back to the Bundesliga. * Peter Buljan did not play, as FC Saarbrucken won 3-2 away at LR Ahlen. Saarbrucken jumped a place to 10th and moves them six points clear of the relegation zone. Date: 29-04-05 * Joshua Kennedy played a full game, as Dynamo Dresden lost 1-0 away at SpVgg Unterhaching. Dynamo remains in 9th place, just seven points clear of the relegation zone.
ITALIAN SERIE A Date: 01-05-05 * Qantas Socceroo Mark Bresciano (pictured above) played a full game, while Qantas Socceroo Vince Grella (knee) was not in the squad, as Parma won 6-4 at home against Livorno. With four games to go, Parma has jumped to 15thplace and once again out of the relegation zone, although only by two points.
ITALIAN SERIE B Date: 01-05-05 * Qantas Socceroo Zeljko Kalac (gk) played a full game, as Perugia won 4-2 away at Venezia. Perugia is in 5th place, with six games remaining, four points from promotion. * Qantas Socceroo Max Vieri remained on the bench, as Ternana drew 1-1 away at Genoa. Ternana is in 11th place. * Jess Vanstrattan (gk) remained on the bench, as Verona drew 0-0 at home with Crotone. Verona is in 6th place, six points from promotion.
NORWAY TIPPELIGAEN Date: 02-05-05 * Dylan Macallister did not play, as Brann won 3-1 away at Aalesund. Date: 01-05-05 * Kasey Wehrman played a full game; Sasa Radulovic was replaced in the 72nd minute, while Shane Stefanutto played a full game and received a yellow card, as Lillestrom drew 1-1 at home with Rosenborg.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND PREMIER DIVISION Date: 29-04-05 * Qantas Young Socceroo Chris O-Connor (gk) played a full game, as Bray Wanderers lost 4-1 away at Shelbourne.
ROMANIAN CUP Semi Finals - 2nd Leg Date: 13-04-05 * Michael Thwaite and Wayne Srhoj both played full games, Qantas Socceroo Jon McKain was sent off (two yellow cards) in the 52nd minute, while Qantas Under 23 Ryan Griffiths came on in the 83rd minute, as FC National lost 4-0 away at Dinamo Bucuresti. FC National lost 5-2 on aggregate.
ROMANIAN DIVIZIA A Date: 30-04-05 * No information available in FC National-s 2-1 win at home against FC Arges Pitesti. FC National is currently in 5th place, with seven games remaining and slipping away from a possible European spot next season. Date: 27-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo Jon McKain was replaced in the 68th minute, Wayne Srhoj was replaced in the 60th minute, Michael Thwaite played a full game, while Qantas Under 23 Ryan Griffiths remained on the bench, as FC National lost 3-0 away at Universitatea Craiova.
SPAIN PRIMERA LIGA Date: 01-05-05 * Qantas Socceroo John Aloisi was replaced in the 65th minute, as Osasuna lost 5-1 away at Real Zaragoza. With four games remaining, Osasuna is in 13th position and out of contention for a place in Europe. Date: 28-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo John Aloisi came on in the 80th minute and scored in the 89th minute, as Osasuna won 3-2 at home against Villarreal.
SPANISH SEGUNDA DIVISION Date: 30-04-05 * Jose Bello Amigo (gk) played a full game, as Racing Ferrol lost 1-0 at home against Elche. Ferrol are 12th place, ten points clear of the relegation zone, with seven games remaining.
SWEDISH ALLSVENSKAN Date: 26-04-05 * Ante Covic (gk) played a full game, as Hammarby lost 1-0 away at IFK Goteborg.
SWISS NATIONALIGA Date: 01-05-05 * Qantas Socceroo Scott Chipperfield was replaced by fellow Qantas Socceroo Mile Sterjovski in the 68thminute, as FC Basel won 2-0 away at Schaffhausen. With five games remaining, Basel remains in 1st place, six points clear of FC Thun. * Joel Griffiths played a full game, as Neuchatel Xamax lost 1-0 at home against Young Boys. Xamax is in 6th place, well clear of the relegation zone. * Qantas Socceroo Ljubo Milicevic was replaced in the 57th minute, as FC Thun lost 5-2 at home against Grasshopper. Thun is well clear in 2nd place and has one game in hand of Basel. Date: 27-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo Ljubo Milicevic played a full game, as FC Thun won 5-1 at home against Zurich. * Joel Griffiths was replaced in the 92nd minute, as Neuchatel Xamax won 2-1 at home against St Gallen.
TURKISH 1.SUPER LEAGUE Date: 01-05-05 * Jason Petkovic (gk) remained on the bench, as Konyaspor lost 3-2 at home against Ankaraspor. Konyaspor is in 11h position. Date: 30-04-05 * Michael Petkovic (gk) played a full game, as Trabzonspor lost 2-1 away at Fenerbahce. Trabzonspor is 3rd, but now five points behind Galatasaray in the battle for the second Champions League place for next season with two games remaining. * Qantas Socceroo Josip Skoko was not in the Genclerbirligi squad that won 5-0 away at Sebatspor. Genclerbirligi is in 8th place.
ACTION IN ASIA…
MALAYSIAN PREMIER LEAGUE Date: 27-04-05 * Greg Owen played and scored in the 28th minute, as Johor FC won 3-0 at home against PDRM.
SINGAPORE S-LEAGUE Date: 28-04-05 * Jon Angelucci played a full game and received a yellow card, as Woodlands Wellington won 3-1 away at Balestier Khalsa. Date: 26-04-05 * Alex Duric played a full game and scored in the 70th minute, as Singapore Armed Forces won 1-0 at home against Geylang United FC. For Geylang, Christian Cevenini was not in the squad.
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