Aussies abroad: Amini's Cup loss in Denmark

Former Young Socceroo and Olyroo Mustafa Amini ran out 109 minutes for Randers in their 2-1 Danish Cup (DBU Pokal) quarter-final loss to FC Copenhagen overnight.

Randers had forced extra time in the first minute of second-half stoppage time via Kasper Junker but Mathias Zanka secured victory for the hosts with four minutes remaining in extra time.

In Europe, Jackson Irvine was back in action after Ross County's Scottish League Cup win on the weekend, as the Highland club held St Johnstone to a 1-1 draw in the Scottish Premiership.

Irvine played a full game in midfield.

Jackson Irvine set up the first goal in Ross County's 2-1 League Cup win over Hibernian.

In Asia, former Socceroos striker Ryan Griffiths and his club South China were denied their first point of the 2016 AFC Cup due to an unfortunate own goal on Wednesday.

Griffiths and Co. led Group G rivals Maziya at half-time thanks to Chan Siu Kwan's goal. 

But South China's Maldivian hosts fought back after the break thanks to Ahmed Rasheed's 51st-minute strike and Cheung Kin-fung's shanked clearance with 22 minutes left.

As a cross came in from the left, Cheung attempted to control the ball but only managed to side-foot it past South China's goalkeeper and into the net.

Griffiths played a full match for the visitors.

Maziya's 2-1 win left South China bottom of Group G in Asia's second-tier club competition after three matches.

South China's Hong Kong Premier League rivals Eastern defeated Hong Kong Pegasus, with Australian striker Andrew Barisic coming on at half-time and scoring twice to secure a 4-2 triumph.

Elsewhere in Asia, Aleksandar Jovanovic completed a full shift as Tianjin Teda drew 0-0 with Beijing Guoan in the Chinese Super League, while Matt Smith also played 90 minutes in Bangkok Glass' 3-2 win over Chainat in the Thai Premier League.