An injured Caltex Socceroo makes the bench in Asia, and wins in Europe.
Here’s all the action from your Aussies Abroad overnight.
After suffering a shoulder injury which was set to rule him out until after the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Andrew Nabbout has stunned fans by returning to fitness almost four months sooner than expected.
While it was just a spot on the bench for his Urawa Red Diamonds side, who beat Kawisha Reysol 3-2, it’s encouraging signs for the former Newcastle Jet.
The Reds will travel to Vegalta Sendai next Sunday afternoon (AEST) and with another week’s training under his belt, Nabbout could be in line for his first competitive hit-out since the FIFA World Cup™.
Elsewhere in Asia, Connor Chapman played a full game in the midfield as Pohang Steelers side beat out Daegu 2-1 in the K-League.
Young Aussie Denis Genreau played 64 minutes in PEC Zwolle’s 2-2 draw with AZ Alkmaar on Sunday night (AEST) as he continues to impress those in Dutch football.
Alex Gersbach picked up a yellow card but played the full 90 minutes for Norweigian side Rosenborg, who were beaten 1-0 by heavyweights Molde.
A late, late goal in Austria helped Austria Wien over the line with a 1-0 win away to Hartberg. Jimmy Jeggo played a full 90 minutes in the heart of the midfield.
And Tomi Juric played 15 minutes off the bench for FC Luzern, who went down 3-1 to Sion in Switzerland.
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