While the majority of the Caltex Socceroos squad are making their way home from England a few players sent a timely reminder to coach Ange Postecoglou this weekend ahead of joining the squad for the Dodoni Series.
Tim Cahill rescued a point for Hangzhou Greentown in the Chinese Super League, netting a late equaliser in the 1-1 draw against Trent Sainsbury’s Jiangsu Suning.
Cahill rose highest to meet a cross with a trademark header, burying the ball in the back of the net with two minutes to play.
It was the striker’s third goal for his new club as they moved up to 12th on the standings, but Hangzhou have still only notched two wins so far this season.
Teammate Matthew Spiranovic missed the clash due to injury and has been ruled out of the two clashes against Greece in Sydney and Melbourne.
Sainsbury played a full match for Jiangsu who remain in second, five points behind league leaders Guangzhou Evergrande.
Also in China, Ryan McGowan was at right back for Henan Jianye as they claimed a 1-0 home win over Guangzhou R&F.
Apostolos Giannou was not in the squad for the visitors.
Former Melbourne Victory skipper Adrian Leijer was in action for Suwon FC in the Korea Republic as they were beaten 1-0 by Gwangju FC in the K-League.
Alex Gersbach played a full match for Rosenborg in Norway, setting up a goal in first-half stoppage time as his side went on to claim a 3-1 win over Molde.
Rosenborg are now eight points clear at the top of the Eliteserien, having lost just once in 13 matches this season.
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