It was a tough night for our overseas contingent with one Socceroo missing out on the chance to claim some fabled silverware. Check out the full wrap.
Socceroos goalkeeper Adam Federici was inconsolable after his error in extra-time at Wembley Stadium saw Arsenal reach the FA Cup final at the expense of Championship side Reading, the Gunners winning 2-1.
Mark Schwarzer was an unused substitute for Leicester City, who recorded a 2-0 win at home to Swansea City in the Premier League.
Mile Jedinak played the full game as his Crystal Palace side suffered a surprise 2-0 loss at home to West Bromwich Albion.
Massimo Luongo completed 90 minutes for promotion-chasing Swindon Town in a 1-0 upset defeat at home to bottom side Yeovil Town in League One.
Bailey Wright started and finished the game but Neil Kilkenny didn’t come on for Preston North End in a 2-2 draw at Port Vale.
It was a day to forget for goalkeeper Alex Cisak and defender Shane Lowry – both played as their Leyton Orient team were thrashed 6-1 at Milton Keynes Dons.
Up in the Scottish Premiership, Ryan McGowan couldn’t prevent his Dundee United outfit from going down 1-0 away to Aberdeen.
Mitch Langerak was on the bench for Borussia Dortmund, who beat Paderborn 3-0 in their first match since head coach Jurgen Klopp announced his impending departure at the end of the campaign.
Mathew Leckie netted the second goal in Ingolstadt’s 3-0 win at home to Fortuna Dusseldorf in the 2. Bundesliga. Ben Halloran was an unused substitute for the visitors.
Mitch Duke came on at half-time but couldn’t transform the fortunes of Shimizu S-Pulse, who suffered their seventh defeat in succession across all competitions, going down 3-1 away to Nagoya Grampus in the J-League.
Josh Mitchell played the full game and picked up a yellow card as his Liaoning Whowin lost 2-1 away to Jiangsu Sainty in the Chinese Super League.
Aleksandar Jovanovic started and finished Jeju United’s 1-0 loss away to Jeonbuk Motors in the K-League. Alex Wilkinson was an unused substitute for the hosts, as the Socceroos centre-back continues to struggle for a first-team berth.
Brett Holman played 90 minutes for Al Nasr as they drew 2-2 away to Al Ahli in the Arabian Gulf League.
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