Aussies Abroad: Goodwin’s Al-Wehda make it three wins on the spin

Caltex Socceroos forward Craig Goodwin helped Al-Wehda to their third straight Saudi Pro League victory.

The former Adelaide United star made his fifth start for the Knights of Mecca in the 2-0 triumph against bottom club Al-Fateh on Saturday morning AEST.

Following back-to-back wins on the road, the Red Giant made the perfect start at King Abdul Aziz Stadium when French striker Youssoufou Niakaté converted from the penalty spot.

The 27-year-old Australian saw out 93 minutes of the match, before he was substituted by head coach Jose Daniel Carreño.

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Brazilian midfielder Anselmo added a late second to seal a first home win of the campaign.

Al-Wehda’s strong run of form has catapulted them to second in the Saudi Pro League, four points behind 2018/19 runners-up Al-Hilal.

Giannou held to stalemate in Cyprus

Apostolos Giannou’s AEK Larnaca were held to a scoreless draw in the Cypriot First Division by Apollon Limassol.

The 11-cap Caltex Socceroos striker started his fourth game of the season but Imanol Idiakez’s side were frustrated by the seventh-placed visitors at AEK Arena.

A share of the points does take the Green-Yellows up to third on the ladder, level with second-placed Anorthosis and three points behind leaders Omonia Nicosia.

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