Action Abroad - 19-07-05
The Swiss League got underway last weekend, with Socceroos Scott Chipperfield and Ljubo Milicevic helping their respective teams to winning starts, while Joel Griffiths saw red in Neuchatel's loss. Click here to see all the action from the past week.
ACTION IN EUROPE…
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 1st Round Qualifying - 1st Leg Date: 13-07-05 * Qantas Socceroo Harry Kewell did not play, as Liverpool won 3-0 at home against TNS (Wales).
UEFA CUP 1st Round Qualifying - 1st Leg Date: 14-07-05 * Paul Okon was not in the APOEL Nicosia (Cyprus) squad that won 2-0 away at Birkirkara (Malta).
UEFA INTERTOTO CUP Third Round - 1st Leg Date: 17-07-05 * Qantas Socceroo Stephen Laybutt played a full game, as AA Gent drew 0-0 at home against Valencia (Spain).
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND PREMIER DIVISION Date: 15-07-05 * Qantas Young Socceroo Chris O-Connor (gk) played a full game, as Bray Wanderers won 2-1 away at Waterford United.
SWEDISH ALLSVENSKAN Date: 17-07-05 * Ante Covic (gk) played a full game, as Hammarby won 4-0 at home against Landskrona BoIS
SWEDISH SUPERETTAN Date: 17-07-05 * Chay Hews (gk) was replaced in the 93rd minute, but not before opening the scoring in the 32nd minute, as Vastra Frolunda IF won 3-0 at home against Bodens BK.
SWITZERLAND SUPER LEAGUE Date: 16-07-05 * Qantas Socceroo Scott Chipperfield (pictured above right) played a full game, while Qantas Socceroo Mile Sterjovski did not play, as FC Basel won 1-0 at home against Schaffhausen. * Qantas Socceroo Ljubo Milicevic was replaced in the 85th minute, as FC Thun won 2-0 at home against Aarau. Date: 13-07-05 * Joel Griffiths received a red card in the 45th minute (2nd yellow), as Neuchatel Xamax lost 3-1 at home against Young Boys.
ACTION IN ASIA…
SINGAPORE S-LEAGUE Date: 14-07-05 * Jon Angelucci (suspended) was not in the squad, as Woodlands Wellington drew 3-3 at home with Balestier Khalsa FC. Date: 13-07-05 * Christian Cevenini was replaced in the 64th minute, as Geylang United lost 1-0 at home against Singapore Armed Force. For SAF, Alex Duric played a full game, scored the only goal in the 77th minute and was named man of the match.
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