Aussies Abroad: Robertson and Luongo score, Irvine and Metcalfe's top-of-the-table clash

Alexander Robertson and Massimo Luongo were on the scoresheet midweek in England while Jackson Irvine and Connor Metcalfe are shaping up for a top-of-the-table clash in Germany's 2 Bundesliga over the weekend. 

Check out our wrap of all the mid week action and preview of what is to come in our latest edition of Aussies Abroad. 

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Starting in the UEFA Conference League, where Matthew Ryan (cap #555) was in goal for AZ Alkmaar and kept a clean sheet as they beat Zrinjski 1-0 on Friday.

It marked the fourth win and clean sheet in a row for Ryan over his last four games for club and country.

AZ returns to action in the Netherlands on Monday at 2:45am (AEDT) against Utrecht.

Elsewhere in the Netherlands, Garang Kuol's (cap #627) FC Volendam face PEC Zwolle on Sunday at 4:45am (AEDT). 

In the UEFA Champions League, Denis Genreau (cap #610) came off the bench in the 93rd minute for Toulouse FC in a 0-0 draw with Royale Union Saint-Gilloise on Friday.

They return to Ligue 1 action on Monday at 1am (AEDT) against Lorient as they look to snap a winless run and move up the table against a fellow relegation-threatened side. 

Elsewhere in the Champions League, Milos Degenek (cap #585) was an unused substitute for FK Crvena Zvezda as they lost 2-0 to Young Boys on Wednesday. Zvezda are now bottom of Group G with one point. 

They return to league action in Serbia on Monday at 1am (AEDT) when they travel to Napredak.

Over to the English Championship, where Massimo Luongo (cap #571) played 89 minutes and scored a goal as Ipswich Town beat Millwall 3-1 and took advantage of Leicester's draw to close the gap at the top to one point. Cameron Burgess (cap #633) also played a full game. 

It was Luongo's second goal of the season as finished calmly to cap off an impressive team move. 

They return to action on Sunday when they host Coventry at 2am (AEDT). 

Elsewhere in the Championship, Sammy Silvera (cap #634) came off the bench in the 70th minute for Middlesbrough on Wednesday as they beat Preston 4-0 to bounce back from defeat in their last outing. Tom Glover was also expected to be on the bench for Boro

The pair are likely to be involved on Sunday when they face Leeds United at 2am (AEDT) while Riley McGree (cap #609) could return from a foot injury.

As mentioned above, Harry Souttar's (cap #606) Leicester City drew 1-1 with Sheffield Wednesday on Thursday with the Socceroos defender an unused substitute. 

They also return to Championship action on Saturday at 11:30pm (AEDT) when they face a short turnaround against West Brom, eager to hold their one-point advantage at the top. 

In League One, Alexander Robertson (cap #630) played the full 90 minutes and scored a goal as Portsmouth bounced back with a 2-0 win against Burton on Wednesday. New Socceroo Kusini Yengi (cap #638) also came off the bench at half time. 

They face Northampton Town on Sunday at 2am (AEDT). 

Kenny Dougall (cap #608) started and played 82 minutes for Blackpool FC on Wednesday as they lost 2-1 to Northampton Town.

They return to action in the FA Cup 2nd Round on Sunday at 2am (AEDT) against Forest Green. 

Elsewhere in League One, Ashley Maynard-Brewer was in goal for Charlton Athletic as they beat Olyroo Cameron Peupion's Cheltenham Town 2-1 on Wednesday. Peupion came off the bench in the 88th minute. 

They are also in FA Cup 2nd Round action on Sunday at 2am (AEDT) against Gillingham. 

Over to Scotland, where Keanu Baccus (cap #628) started and played 83 minutes for St Mirren on Wednesday in a 1-0 loss against Ross County.

They look to bounce back against Rangers on Monday at 2am (AEDT). 

Elsewhere in the Scottish Premiership, Kye Rowles (cap #622), Cameron Devlin (cap #625), and Olyroo Calem Nieuwenhof could feature for Heart of Midlothian FC against Kilmarnock on Sunday at 2am (AEDT). 

Later on Sunday night, Ryan McGowan's (cap #546) St Johnstone face league leaders Celtic at 11pm (AEDT). 

Lewis Miller (cap #635) will serve a suspension after scoring and being sent off for two bookable offences last week, however Martin Boyle (cap #599) and James Jeggo (cap #601) are in line to feature when they host Aberdeen on Monday at 2am (AEDT).

In the Scottish Championship, Dylan McGowan (cap #590) played a full game for Hamilton Academical on Wednesday as they bear Annan Athletic 2-1. 

They also play again on Sunday at 2am (AEDT) against Queen of the South. 

In Germany, we have a top-of-the-table clash as Connor Metcalfe (cap #611) and Jackson Irvine (cap #568) are likely to feature for St. Pauli against second-placed Hamburger SV on Saturday at 4:30am (AEDT). 

St Pauli are three points clear of their title rivals at the top so they will be looking to keep that lead intact with another three points. 

In Belgium, Jordan Bos (cap #632) is expected to play for Westerlo when they face second-placed Anderlecht on Saturday at 6:45am (AEDT). 

Elsewhere in Belgium, Aiden O’Neill (cap #629) will be hoping to put in another positive display after 90 minutes last weekend when Standard Liege travel to Club Brugge on Monday at 4:30am (AEDT).

Jason Davidson (cap #545) is likely to feature for KAS Eupen on Sunday at 4:15am (AEDT) when they host Kortrijk as they look to move out of the relegation zone.

In Italy's Serie B, Alessandro Circati's (cap #637) Parma face Spezia on Sunday at 2:15am (AEDT), eager to hold their lead at the top of the table. Parma are currently ahead on goal difference at the top with Venezia hot on their tail.

In Switzerland, Awer Mabil (cap #597) will aim to keep his run of form going with Grasshopper when they host Lausanne on Sunday at 4am (AEDT) in the Swiss Super League.

In Austria, James Holland (cap #508) is in the frame for Austria Wien when they host his former club LASK on Monday at 3am (AEDT).

Over to the Saudi Pro League, Craig Goodwin (cap #562) will be hoping to feature again for Al-Wehda on Sunday at 5am (AEDT) when they travel to Al-Raed, eager to move further up the table. 

In the Saudi Second Division, Connor Pain (cap #565) could line up again for Al-Orobah FC when they travel to Al Kholood on Wednesday at 11:10pm (AEDT).

In Japan's J1 League, Thomas Deng (cap #598) could feature for Albirex Niigata when they end their season against Cerezo Osaka on Sunday at 4pm (AEDT). 

Elsewhere in the J1 League, Mitch Langerak's (cap #566) Nagoya Grampus will also end their campaign against Kashiwa Reysol on Sunday at 4pm (AEDT). Nagoya were close to obtaining AFC Champions League qualification but after recent results, it is no longer possible. 

In the K1 League play-offs, Harrison Delbridge's (cap #623) Incheon United face Daegu on Sunday at 4pm (AEDT) as they look to make it five games in a row without defeat.

In Singapore, Bailey Wright (cap #576) came off the bench in the 87th minute in Lion City Sailors' 1-0 AFC Champions League loss to Bangkok United midweek. They are next in action against Tampines Rovers in the Singapore Cup Semi Final first leg on Sunday at 8:50pm (AEDT).

In the USA, Brad Smith (cap #575) could feature in Houston Dynamo's MLS conference final against LAFC on Sunday at 1:30pm (AEDT).

Subway Olyroos

In the Championship, Nectarios Triantis was an unused substitute for Sunderland on Thursday as they lost 2-1 to Huddersfield Town. 

He could feature on Sunday at 2am (AEDT) against Millwall. 

In League One, Nicholas Bilokapic was in goal for Peterborough United in a 2-2 draw with Stevenage on Wednesday. He could feature again in the FA Cup 2nd Round on Sunday at 2am (AEDT) against Doncaster. 

As mentioned above, Cameron Peupion came off the bench in the 88th minute for Cheltenham Town as they lost 2-1 to Charlton Athletic on Wednesday in League One. 

Peupion could appear again on Sunday at 2am (AEDT) when they face Bristol Rovers. 

Also mentioned above, Calem Nieuwenhof could feature for Heart of Midlothian FC against Kilmarnock on Sunday at 2am (AEDT). 

In Norway, recent Socceroos train-on Patrick Yazbek is also tipped to feature for Viking FK against Rosenborg on Monday at 3am (AEDT).

In Poland, Louis D'Arrigo could feature again for Lechia Gdańsk when they face Miedź Legnica on Sunday at 10:40pm (AEDT).

Adrian Segecic is likely to appear again for FC Dordrecht when they face Roda on Saturday at 6am (AEDT) in the Eerste Divisie.

Subway Young Socceroos/U18

Keegan Jelacic could be involved for Stabaek in Norway on Monday at 3am (AEDT) when they face Haugesund.  

Other Aussies

  • Starting in England's League One, where Jack Iredale played 90 minutes as Bolton drew 0-0 with Oxford United on Wednesday. He could feature again in the FA Cup 2nd Round on Sunday at 2am (AEDT) when they face Harrogate Town. 

  • In the AFC Champions League, Alexander Grant came off the bench in the 74th minute for Pohang Steelers on Wednesday in a 2-0 win over Hanoi. He could feature again in the K1 League play-offs on Sunday at 4pm (AEDT) when they face Aaron Calver's Gwangju. 

  • Lachlan Jackson will look to play a part in Suwon FC’s match against Jeju on Saturday at 4pm (AEDT) in the K1 League relegation play-offs.

  • Anthony Kalik could feature again for Hajduk Split on Sunday at 3:30am (AEDT) when they face HNK Gorica. 

  • Liam Chipperfield will hope to earn a start for FC Sion when they host Stade Nyonnais on Saturday at 6:15am (AEDT) in the Swiss Challenge League.

  • In Italy, Cristian Volpato could be in action when Sassuolo face Roma on Monday at 4am (AEDT).

  • Ryan Edwards could appear for SD Amorebieta again on Monday at 7am (AEDT) against Burgos in Spain’s second division.

  • John Iredale will hope to start again for Wehen Wiesbaden in Germany’s 2. Bundesliga against Holstein Kiel on Saturday at 11pm (AEDT).

  • In the Turkish TFF First League, Al Hassan Toure could feature again for Şanlıurfaspor on Sunday at 3am (AEDT) when they face Bodrumspor FC.