Aussies Abroad: Awer Mabil strikes as FC Midtjylland defeat Celtic in Champions League Qualifier

Overnight, Socceroos forward Awer Mabil scored to help FC Midtjylland take one step closer to appearing in the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League group stages. 

The Danish side defeated Celtic in an extra-time epic, with the tie finishing 3-2 over two legs. 

Mabil was introduced as a substitute in a 1-1 draw at Celtic Park nine days ago but had the desired impact upon being included from the off during the return leg. 

Celtic took the lead in spectacular fashion through captain Callum McGregor in the 48th minute, before the Aussie attacker struck back for the hosts. 

Awer Mabil

Mabil found himself on the end of a looping delivery into the area, that he was able to flick on into the bottom corner to the delight of the Danish fans. 

With both matches ending a goal apiece after 90 minutes, it took extra time to determine who would progress.

A 94th-minute Raphael Nwadike strike would prove decisive, pitting Mabil's Midtjylland against Dutch outfit PSV Eindhoven in the next stage of qualifying.

For Celtic, who introduced Socceroo Tom Rogic after 98 minutes, a third-round Europa League qualification tie against Czech club Jablonec beckons.