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.
A photo posted by Tim Cahill (@tim_cahill) on Mar 5, 2016 at 9:50pm PST
Cahill's Jamshedpur remain unbeaten in Indian Super League
Tim Cahill’s unbeaten start to life in the Indian Super League has continued with his Jamshedpur drawing 1-1 with ATK overnight. In his first home appearance for his new club, Australia’s greatest-ever goalscorer started in attack and played 74 minutes before he was substitute
Aussies Abroad: Milestone moment for Leckie in Bundesliga
Mathew Leckie has reached an impressive milestone after again featuring for Hertha Berlin as they continued their strong start to the season in the Bundesliga. The Caltex Socceroos winger came off the bench for the last 28 minutes as Hertha drew 1-1 with Freiburg in Berlin.
Aussies Abroad: Rogic stars in clash of Caltex Socceroos, Ryan and Mabil impress
In-form Caltex Socceroos star Tom Rogic produced a man-of-the-match performance in Celtic’s 4-2 Scottish Premiership win over Hibernian on Sunday morning (AEDT). Rogic - who netted in Australia’s 4-0 friendly win over Kuwait on Tuesday - scored an outstanding goal and then pro
Milicic ‘extremely proud’ of Young Socceroos comeback
Young Socceroos boss Ante Milicic praised his side’s “strong Australian mentality” after they battled back to salvage a 1-1 draw in their AFC U-19 Championship opener against Korea Republic. Melbourne City’s Ramy Najjarine came off the bench to score a stunning 89th-minute equ