Socceroos forward Tim Cahill has scored on his debut for Hangzhou Greentown, while Socceroo captain Mile Jedinak played a full game for Palace in the English Premier League against Liverpool.
Having moved from Shanghai Shenhua to Hangzhou during the Chinese Super League (CSL) off-season, Cahill picked up where he left off in China, scoring from the spot to help his new club to a 2-1 victory over Changchun Yatai on Sunday.
Cahill scored 11 goals in 28 matches in his maiden CSL campaign last year.
In other CSL action, James Troisi played 82 minutes for Liaoning Whowin in a 1-0 win at Shijiazhuang Ever Bright.
Luke Wilkshire also tasted victory as he began his Terek Grozny career.
As the Russian Premier League season resumed, Wilkshire made his debut for Grozny as the Chechnya-based club defeated Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1.
Elsewhere in Europe, Brad Jones notched a clean sheet as his NEC Nijmegen defeated Heracles 1-0 in the Eredivisie, while Tomi Juric made his return from injury in the closing stages of Roda JC's 2-1 loss to Vitesse.
In the 2. Bundesliga, James Holland had an assist in MSV Duisburg's 1-1 draw away to Eintracht Braunschweig, while in Greece, Terry Antonis played 90 minutes as PAOK lost 2-1 at Panthrakikos.
Mustafa Amini also suffered defeat, playing 70 minutes in Randers' 1-0 loss to Esbjerg in the Danish Superliga.
In the Premier League, Mile Jedinak completed a full shift as Liverpool defeated his Crystal Palace following an injury-time penalty.
Matt Smith played 90 minutes in Bangkok Glass' 4-1 triumph over Osotspa in the Thai Premier League, while Mitch Duke came on in the 88th minute of Shimizu S-Pulse's 4-0 win over V-Varen Nagasaki in J.League 2.
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