Aussies Abroad: Ligue 1 and Eredivisie seasons begin, Aussies shine in EFL Cup

The Ligue 1 and Eredivisie seasons will begin for a number of our Subway Socceroos over the weekend while other Australians hit the ground running and found the back of the net in the EFL Cup midweek.

Check out our wrap of all the recent Aussies Abroad action and preview of what is to come!

Subway Socceroos

Starting in England, where Riley McGree came off the bench in the 74th minute to score Middlesbrough's third goal in a 3-2 win over Huddersfield in the EFL Cup on Wednesday morning. 

mcgree and Samuel silvera Middlesbrough

Fellow Socceroo Tom Glover made his debut as he started his first match in goal while Subway Olyroo Sammy Silvera played 86 minutes and got in on the scoring act after he slotted home the opener in the 20th minute. 

tom glover Middlesbrough debut

Middlesbrough look to bounce back from their opening-day defeat when they travel to Coventry on Saturday at 9:30pm (AEST).

Elsewhere in the EFL Cup, Alex Robertson came off the bench in the 62nd minute to make his debut for Portsmouth as they beat Forest Green 3-1 on Wednesday. 

Robertson signed with Portsmouth on a season-long loan from Manchester City earlier in the week. 

Alex Robertson and Kusini Yengi sign for Portsmouth

He could feature again against Leyton Orient on Sunday at 12am (AEST) in League One. 

Kenny Dougall played 90 minutes for Blackpool in a 2-0 win against Callum Elder's Derby on Wednesday in the EFL Cup. Elder also played the full 90.

Blackpool face Exeter City on Sunday at 12am (AEST) while Derby travel to Burton at the same time when they return to League One action. 

In Championship action, Harry Souttar's Leicester City face Huddersfield on Sunday at 12am (AEST).

Massimo Luongo's Ipswich Town face Stoke City on Sunday at 12am (AEST) in League One.

Over to Scotland, where Martin Boyle started and played 86 minutes while James Jeggo came off the bench to replace him in Hibernian's 3-1 win over Luzern in Leg 1 of the third round of Europa Conference League qualifying on Friday. Olyroo Lewis Miller played 90 minutes. 

They return to Scottish Premiership action on Monday at 12am (AEST) when they travel to Motherwell. 

Nathaniel Atkinson and Kye Rowles also played a full game in the Europa Conference League on Friday as they lost 2-1 to Rosenborg in the first leg of their tie. Cameron Devlin also started and played 71 minutes.

The trio is likely to return to league action alongside Subway Olyroo Calem Nieuwenhof on Monday at 12am (AEST) when they host Kilmarnock. 

Elsewhere in the Scottish Premiership, Keanu Baccus and Ryan Strain's St Mirren will look for back-to-back wins to start the season when they host Dundee on Sunday at 12am (AEST). 

Marco Tilio could also make his competitive Celtic debut when they travel to Aberdeen on Sunday at 9pm (AEST). 

Ryan McGowan's St Johnstone also face Ross County on Sunday at 12am (AEST). 

Maty Ryan also started for AZ Alkmaar's 1-0 Europa Conference League win over FC Santa Coloma on Friday. They kick off the Eredivisie season on Sunday at 10:30pm (AEST) when they host Go Ahead Eagles. 

Elsewhere in the Netherlands, Garang Kuol could make his debut for Volendam against SBV Vitesse on Saturday at 4am (AEST) after sealing a loan move from Newcastle United during the week. 

READ MORE: Garang Kuol signs with Dutch Eredivisie club on loan

 James Holland also played the full 90 minutes for Austria Vienna in a 2-1 win over Legia Warszawa in the Europa Conference League on Friday.

The Austrian Bundesliga will continue for Vienna when they travel to RB Salzburg on Monday at 1am (AEST). 

The Belgian First Division A will continue for the third matchday as Jordan Bos could start again for KVC Westerlo when they look to pick up their first win of the campaign against Gent on Monday at 3:15am (AEST). 

Elsewhere in Belgium, Aiden O'Neill could start again for Standard Liege when they face Royal Charleroi SC on Monday at 2:30am (AEST). O'Neill has started every game of the season so far. 

Aiden O’Neill 🇦🇺 had a decent debut for Standard Liege

Jason Davidson could also be in action when KAS Eupen look to continue their unbeaten start to the season against Club Brugge on Monday at 12am (AEST). 

Over to Germany, where Jackson Irvine and Connor Metcalfe are likely to be in action in the DFB-Pokal Cup when St. Pauli face SV Atlas Delmenhorst on Saturday at 11:30pm (AEST). 

Milos Degenek could also start again for FK Crvena Zvezda in Serbia when they face FK Mladost Lučani on Saturday at 3am (AEST). 

In Norway, the Eliteserien will continue for Gianni Stensness, Nick D'Agostino, and Subway Olyroo Patrick Yazbek's Viking Fotballklubb when they face Lillestrøm SK on Monday at 1am (AEST). Viking are on an eight-game winning streak in the league.

In Spain, Awer Mabil could be in action for Cadiz when they kick off the Laliga season on Tuesday at 3:30am (AEST) when they face Alaves. 

Denis Genreau could also be in action when Toulouse start the Ligue 1 season against Nantes on Sunday at 11pm (AEST). 

denis genreau returns Toulouse training

Over to Asia, where Thomas Deng is likely to be in action when Albirex Niigata host Shonan Bellmare on Saturday at 7pm (AEST) in the J1 League. 

Mitch Langerak's Nagoya Grampus also host Kashima Antlers on Sunday at 7pm (AEST) in the J1 League. 

Mitch Duke is likely to feature in the J2 League again on Saturday at 7pm (AEST) as he faces Júbilo Iwata. Machida are six points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand. 

In the K1 League, Harrison Delbridge could also be in action for Incheon United on Sunday at 8:30pm (AEST) when they face Daegu. 

Over to Singapore, where Bailey Wright is likely to start again for Lion City Sailors when they travel to Hougang on Sunday at 8pm (AEST). 

Subway Olyroos

Starting in England, where Nicholas Bilokapic was in goal as Peterborough United advanced on penalties 4-1 after drawing 1-1 with Swindon Town in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.

He will return to League One action on Sunday at 12am (AEST) against Charlton. 

Nectarios Triantis also made his debut and played the full match as Sunderland lost 5-3 to Crewe Alexandra in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.

He could feature in the Championship on Sunday at 12am (AEST) when they travel to Preston.

Elsewhere in England, Jay Rich-Baghuelou was an unused substitute in the EFL Cup as Accrington Stanley also lost on penalties 4-1 to Bradford City after a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes on Wednesday.

He is likely to return to League One action when they face Gillingham on Sunday at 12am (AEST). 

Matt Dench is also a chance to feature for Charlton Athletic FC on Sunday at 12am (AEST) when they return to League One action against Peterborough.

In Belgium, Keegan Jelacic could be in the squad for KAA Gent when they face Bos' Westerlo on Monday at 3:15am (AEST).

In the Netherlands, Dylan Ryan could feature for FC Den Bosch when they begin their Eerste Divisie season against TOP Oss on Saturday at 4am (AEST). 

Josh Rawlins could also feature in the Eerste Divisie for Jong FC Utrecht when they face Jong AZ Alkmaar on Tuesday at 4am (AEST). 

Over to Portugal, where Hosine Bility could appear for Mafra in the LigaPro when they kick their season off against Benfica B on Monday at 3am (AEST).

More Aussies in Action

  • In Germany, the Regionalliga West will continue for Jacob Italiano as his Borussia M'gladbach II face Alemannia Aachen
     on Saturday at 3:30am (AEST). 
  • In the English Championship, Marlee Francois could be in action for Bristol City when they face Millwall on Sunday at 12am (AEST). 
  • Cameron Burgess could also feature in the Championship when Ipswich Town FC face Stoke City on Monday at 12am (AEST). 
  • In League One, Jack Iredale could be in action for Bolton when they face Cheltenham FC on Sunday at 12am (AEST). He played 90 minutes in the EFL Cup on Wednesday as they beat Barrow 1-0.
  • Ashley Maynard-Brewer is also likely to feature for Charlton on Sunday at 12am (AEST) when they return to League One action against Peterborough. He was an unused substitute in the 3-1 EFL Cup loss to Newport County. 
  • Kusini Yengi could appear again for Portsmouth against Leyton Orient on Sunday at 12am (AEST) in League One. He played 76 minutes in the EFL Cup Wednesday and scored two goals as Portsmouth beat Forest Green 3-1. Yengi has scored three goals in two games for Pompey in all competitions.
  • Elsewhere in the EFL Cup, Zak Gilsenan made a dream debut for Blackburn Rovers, scoring and assisting in 88 minutes during a 4-3 win over Walsall on Wednesday. He could feature in the Championship when they face Rotherham on Sunday at 12am (AEST).
  • Tete Yengi is also a chance to play in League One for Northampton Town when they face Wigan Athletic on Sunday at 12am (AEST).
  • Mohamed Toure may make his Paris FC debut in Ligue 2 this weekend after completing a loan move from Stade Reims for the 2023/24 season. Paris FC continue their campaign against Grenoble Foot 38 on Sunday at 3am (AEST).
  • In the Copa Italia, Alessandro Circati could feature for Parma when they face Bari on Sunday at 2am (AEST).
  • In the J2 League, Stefan Mauk could be in action when Fagiano Okayama face Omiya Ardija on Sunday at 8pm (AEST).
  • In the K1 League, Alex Grant is likely to start for Pohang Steelers when they face Aaron Calver's Gwangju on Sunday at 9pm (AEST). 
  • Elsewhere in the K1 League, Lachlan Jackson's Suwon FC face Jeju on Saturday at 9pm (AEST). 
  • In the Maylasian Super League, Shane Lowry could be in action for Johor Darul Ta'zim when they face Perak on Sunday at 11pm (AEST). Lowry came off the bench in the 84th minute on Wednesday night in a 5-1 win over Sabah.
  • Giancarlo Gallifuoco and Ryan Lambert's Kuala Lumpur City will also face Sabah on Sunday at 10:15pm (AEST) in the Maylasian Super League. Gallifuoco played the full 90 on Tuesday night in a 2-0 loss to Selangor while Lambert started and played the first half.