In the Socceroos' third weekend back from the international break, a Tiger resurgence leads our preview of the action.
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It was only a few rounds ago when Callum Elder’s Hull City was hitting the panic button after finding themselves condemned to the Championship relegation zone.
Fast forward four weeks and four back-to-back wins and the mighty tigers now sit 19th position on the table, just 5 points off the top half.
Elder will be hoping to continue his consistent performances in the backline when Hull takes on Reading on Sunday morning at 2am (AEDT).
In Germany, Ajdin Hrustic’s Eintracht Frankfurt are looking to make it four straight league wins when they travel to fifth-placed Hoffenheim on Sunday morning at 1.30am (AEDT).
In the 2. Bundesliga, Jackson Irvine’s table-topping FC St. Pauli face Schalke at home on Sunday morning at 6.30am (AEDT).
Back in England, at the same time that Elder's Hull face Reading, Riley McGree’s 14th-placed Birmingham face a tough away trip to The Den to face Millwall.
Meanwhile, Kenny Dougall’s 11th-placed Blackpool host Luton Town on Sunday morning at 2am (AEDT).
Switching across to Scotland, where recent hat-trick hero Martin Boyle will be looking to add another goal to his tally when Hibernian host Motherwell on Sunday morning at 2am (AEDT).
Former Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou will have Tom Rogic at his disposal when Celtic travel to Dundee on Sunday evening at 11pm (AEDT).
The star midfielder returned from injury on Friday morning against Hearts, playing 90 minutes of an important 1-0 win that kept the Hoops within four points of league leaders Rangers.
In Italy’s Serie B, Fran Karačić’s third-placed Brescia face a tricky assignment when they host a hungry fifth-placed Monza on Sunday morning at 2.15am (AEDT).
Australia’s number one Maty Ryan's Real Sociedad face one of the biggest names in world football in Real Madrid on Monday.
Real sit top of the Spanish La Liga but Sociaedad can cut the gap to a solitary point with a win over Carlo Ancelotti’s men. The match is scheduled to kick off at 7am (AEDT) on Sunday morning.
Speed machine Awer Mabil faces a busy week as FC Midtjylland face a Europa League tie on either side of a two-legged Danish Cup Quarter Final against Brondby.
The first leg is at home with kick-off set for 12.30am (AEDT) on Sunday morning.
Elsewhere in Denmark, Lawrence Thomas’ SønderjyskE have a Danish Cup Quarter Final of their own when they host Hvidore on Sunday evening at 10.30pm (AEDT).
In Belgium, ever-calm defender Trent Sainsbury’s KV Kortrijk host Cercle Brugge on Sunday morning at 4.30am (AEDT), with a win enough to put them into the Europa League playoff spots.
Stalwart defender Milos Degenek will look to close the gap at the top of the Serbian SuperLiga when his second-placed Red Star Belgrade travel to fifth-placed Napredak on Sunday evening at 11.30pm (AEDT).
In the Greek Super League, James Jeggo’s Aris Thessaloniki take on Asteras Tripolis on Monday morning at 4.30am (AEDT).
To Holland, Danny Vukovic and his NEC Nijmegen teammates take on RKC Waalwijk on Sunday evening at 10.15pm (AEDT) with just one point currently separating the sides.
In France’s Ligue 2, Denis Genreau’s Toulouse FC will be looking to further extend its slender two-point lead at the top with a win against ninth-placed Niort on Tuesday morning at 6.45am (AEDT).
To Turkey, where Aziz Behich’s Giresunspor host seventh-placed Faith on Monday morning at 12am (AEDT).
Gianni Stensness' Norwegian side Viking FK host Odd on Monday morning at 3am (AEDT).
In Japan, Mitchell Duke will be hoping to help Fagiano Okayama climb the ladder when they face tenth-placed JEF United on Sunday afternoon at 3pm (AEDT).
To our very own A-League Men's, where Melbourne City troupe Mathew Leckie, Andrew Nabbout and Jamie Maclaren will be looking to continue their unbeaten start to the season when they host Western United on Saturday evening at 7.45pm (AEDT).
And finally, Sydney FC’s Rhyan Grant will be hoping to help the Sky Blues to their first win of the season when they take on Newcastle Jets on Saturday evening at 7.45pm (AEDT).