There was Cup jubilation for some and disappointment for others as our Aussies abroad continued to wind up their club seasons over the weekend.
Mitch Langerak did his best to keep Borussia Dortmund in the game but ultimately couldn’t prevent his side going down to Wolfsburg in the DFB Pokal final.
Langerak had been a mainstay in goals throughout Dortmund’s German Cup campaign, conceding just four goals en route to the final.
Dortmund scored first but were simply outplayed by the side that finished runner’s up on the Bundesliga table, eventually going down 3-1 in what was Jurgen Klopp’s last game in charge.
Defender Chris Herd was absent from Aston Villa’s squad for the FA Cup final due to an ongoing knee injury, with his side soundly beaten 4-0 by Arsenal at Wembley.
There was better news for recently capped Socceroo Chris Ikonomidis in the Campionato Primavera Round 2 Play-offs.
The 20-year-old scored an equaliser three minutes from time for Lazio’s youth side against Palermo to push the tie to extra-time after it finished 1-1.
Both sides scored again in extra-time, with Ikonomidis converting his penalty in the shoot-out which his team won 8-7.
Daniel McBreen was also part of a winning side on penalties with his South China outfit winning the AFC Cup Play-off Final in Hong Kong.
McBreen started up front and played till the hour mark as the scores finished 1-1 AET, with the former Mariners’ side winning the shoot-out 4-2.
Brett Holman was another to enjoy some Cup triumph that required spot-kicks, as Al Nasr progressed to the President’s Cup final in the UAE.
The former Socceroo scored the game’s opener, as the result finished 1-1 AET, with Holman not required in the shoot-out which his team won 4-2.
Tim Cahill played a full match for Shanghai Shenhua but couldn’t find the back of the net as the game finished in a stalemate against Shijiazhuang Yongchang FC.
Mitch Duke played a full match as his Shimizu S-Pulse side ran out 5-2 winners in the J-League, while Aziz Behich was a late substitute in his side's draw in Turkey.
Socceroos Oliver Bozanic and Dario Vidosic locked horns on the final match-day of the Swiss Super League.
Bozanic’s Luzern outfit took the points with a 3-0 result but didn’t make up enough ground to overtake Vidosic’s Sion for sixth in the final standings.
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