There were big wins here and there for our Caltex Socceroos in Europe, but England wasn’t as happy a hunting ground overnight.
Here’s all the action from your Aussies Abroad.
Turning it on in Europe
Danny Vukovic enjoyed a quiet night between the sticks in Belgium, as his KRC Genk side ran out 4-0 winners over Zulte Waregem.
Further north, and Trent Sainsbury and Aziz Behich were both unused substitutes in PSV Eindhoven’s 2-0 win over NAC Breda.
Awer Mabil was in good nick up in Denmark too, laying on an assist in FC Midjtylland’s 5-2 win over Hobro in a result which has taken them temporarily to the top of the league.
In Serbia, Milos Degenek continued his fantastic run in the Red Star Belgrade first team, playing 90 minutes as they beat Mladost Lučani 2-1.
Getting by in the UK
To the English Premier League first, and our Aussies were up against some of the heavyweights and weren’t able to pull off an upset win.
Aaron Mooy played the full ninety minutes in a five-man midfield set up to stem to flow of goals from Tottenham, but Harry Kane was too good. He scored twice to put Mooy’s side down 2-0.
Between the sticks for Brighton was Mat Ryan, who too was up against a giant club in Manchester City. The reigning champions proved too strong and cruised to a 2-0 win.
In the Championship, Jackson Irvine and Massimo Luongo both played full games for Hull City and QPR respectively. Hull drew 1-1 with Middlesborough, while QPR were comprehensively beat: 3-0 by Swansea.
In London, James Meredith played 89 minutes in Millwall’s 3-2 loss to Sheffield United.
Up to Scotland, and there were wins for our Aussies. Mark Milligan played the full 90 minutes for Hibernian in their 1-0 win over St Mirren, while Tom Rogic came off the bench in Celtic’s 1-0 win over Aberdeen.
In the Middle East
Former Melbourne Victory defender Rhys Williams played the full 90 minutes for Al Qadsiah in the Saudi Pro League, who went down 4-2 to Al Feiha.
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