Aussies Abroad: Boyle scores, Irvine debuts & tasty European draws are revealed

Over a weekend where the latest Socceroos squad was revealed, several members accrued some more valuable minutes with their clubs. 

Yet again it was Martin Boyle who grabbed the headlines with a well-taken goal - his seventh of the season in all competitions. 

Over in Germany, Jackson Irvine stepped onto the pitch in FC St. Pauli colours for the first time. 

You can watch Boyle's goal and find out more about how all of our Aussies Abroad are going right here. 

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Martin Boyle helped maintain Hibernian's unbeaten start to the Scottish Premiership, with a goal to seal their 2-0 win over Livingston. 

The Socceroos forward skipped his way into the area and lofted home a delightful chip to cap off yet another successful outing for Jack Ross' side. 

Hibs sit level on 10 points in first position, alongside their cross-town rivals Hearts - who they face in a show-stopping fixture following next week's international break. 

To add an extra touch of excitement for Aussie fans, Olyroos midfielder Cameron Devlin, who recently signed for Hearts, could be in contention to make his debut for the club during the top-of-the-table encounter. 

Late last week, the Europa League draw for the upcoming season was released - with five Socceroos set to take part in the competition. 

Group F will see two of them go head-to-head, as Milos Degenek's Red Star Belgrade face off against Awer Mabil's FC Midtjylland. 

In Group B, Maty Ryan's new side Real Sociedad will come up against Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco, Eredivisie side PSV, and Austrian outfit Sturm Graz, while in Group D Ajdin Hrustic and Eintracht Frankfurt will take on Greek side Olympiacos, Turkish juggernaut Fenerbache and Belgium's Royal Antwerp. 

Meanwhile, Tom Rogic and Ange Postecoglou's Celtic have been drawn in Group G alongside Germany's Bayer Leverkusen, Spain's Real Betis and Hungary's Ferencváros.

Meanwhile in the first edition of the UEFA Europa Conference League, recently called-up Aussie fullback Ryan Strain's Maccabi Haifa secured a place in the group stages. 

The Israeli team will face Czech club Slavia Prague, German outfit Union Berlin and Dutch side Feyenoord in Group E.

In other action over the weekend, Sunday's highly-anticipated Old Firm Derby encounter would see Tom Rogic's Celtic defeated 1-0 by Rangers.

The Socceroos midfielder, who is set to return to national team camp for the first time since November 2019 this week, in introduced in the 67th minute but could not quite inspire his side to a result away from home. 

In Denmark, Awer Mabil played 73 minutes of FC Midtjylland's 2-0 defeat to Brondby and Lawrence Thomas was in goal during Sønderjyske's 2-2 draw with Viborg.

Ryan Strain started again for Maccabi Haifa in their 0-0 draw with Hapoel Hadera in Israel, while in Serbia, Milos Degenek was in from the off as Red Star continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-1 win over Cukaricki. 

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In Belgium, Trent Sainsbury enjoyed a full game for Kortrijk during their 2-2 draw with KV Mechelen, while over in France, Denis Genreau again was introduced as a second-half substitute for table-topping Toulouse in their 1-0 win over Valenciennes. 

Daniel Arzani earned his second start for Lommel SK, playing 70 minutes of their 2-2 draw with Deinze. 

Ajdin Hrustic played a full match in the Bundesliga for Eintracht Frankfurt, as they drew 1-1 away to Armini Bielefeld. 

In the Bundesliga 2. Jackson Irvine was introduced as a late substitute for FC St Pauli, making his competitive debut in a 2-0 win over competition leaders Jahn Regensburg. 

The Socceroos midfielder has had to be patient for his first taste of action since moving to the club, who are in fourth place after five rounds, just two points off the summit.

Aziz Behich also enjoyed his first appearance in new club colours, playing 45 minutes of Girensunspor's 1-0 defeat to Trabzonspor. 

In English action, Harry Souttar played a full game for Stoke as they fell to their first defeat of the Championship campaign with a 3-0 loss to Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Hours after his maiden Socceroos call-up was confirmed, Callum Elder played a full game in Hull City's 0-0 draw with Bournemouth.

Kenny Dougall also started, as Blackpool were defeated 2-1 by Millwall. 

In League One, Bailey Wright was introduced as a late substitute in Sunderland's 3-1 win over Wycombe Wanderers.

Finally in Japan, Adam Taggart played 65 minutes of Cerezo Osaka's 1-0 win over Gamba Osaka, while Mitch Duke played 90 minutes for Fagiano Okayama in their 0-0 stalemate with Giravanz Kitakyushu.

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