There was some good news for Caltex Socceroos goalkeeper Mitch Langerak while Mustafa Amini scored again in Denmark.
Langerak started in Stuttgart's opening match of the 2. Bundesliga season as his side triumphed 2-1 over St Pauli.Amini meanwhile scored his second goal in three matches as AGF fought back to draw 2-2 at Esbjerg, who had debutant Awer Mabil sent off just before half-time.
In a battle of the Aussies in the Danish Superliga, three Australians started with Brent McGrath and Mabil lining up for the hosts, while Amini retained his first XI position for the visitors.
Mabil had joined Esbjerg on loan from FC Midtjylland last week and the 20-year-old started strongly on debut, with his blocked shot leading to Kevin Mensah's opening goal for Esbjerg in the 19th minute.
Esbjerg doubled their lead in the 32nd minute but Amini kick-started the visitors' recovery a minute later with a close-range header.
Just before half-time, Mabil's night took a turn for the worse as he got in a scuffle with AGF midfielder Martin Spelmann and was sent off, following a recommendation from the fourth official.
Spelmann received a yellow card.
It took AGF until the 82nd minute to make their man advantage count with new defender A.J. Soares heading Elmar Bjarnason's free-kick into the net to secure a draw.
Meanwhile, in the Indonesian Soccer Championship, Dane Milovanovic came off in the 55th minute as Madura United lost 3-1 to Semeng Padang.