Aussies Abroad: Heartbreaking loss for Luongo in Championship as Nabbout counts lucky Diamonds in stalemate

A strapping performance from Massimo Luongo was unable to prevent Queens Park Rangers from suffering a disheartening 2-1 loss to Rotherham United in the English Championship.

A late Semi Ajayi double for relegation-threatened Rotherham - the second goal coming in second-half stoppage time - nullified Bright Osayi-Samuel's 85th-minute equaliser to condemn QPR to their fourth defeat in six matches.

The Caltex Socceroos star laid out three key passes, playing all 90 minutes in a starring performance for the losing side.

The Hoops now sit 18th, seven points clear of Rotherham in the final relegation position.

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Remaining in the Championship, Jackson Irvine also played a full match as Hull City travelled to league-leaders Norwich City.

The 13th-placed Tigers took it to the promotion favourites, eventually falling 3-2 in a spirited performance.

Max Aarons of Norwich battles Jackson Irvine (right)

Still in Europe, Awer Mabil played 76 minutes as FC Midtjylland progressed to the semi-finals of the Danish Cup with a 2-0 win over Kolding IF.

Goals from Mayron George and Gustav Wikheim sealed the result for Mabil's side, who also sit just one point behind FC Copenhagen at the top of the Superliga ladder.

Switching focus to Asia, Andrew Nabbout played 72 minutes in a remarkable match as his Urawa Red Diamonds battled to an improbable 0-0 stalemate with Beijing Guoan in the AFC Champions League.

While their opponents managed 20 attempts on goal, the Reds failed to muster a single shot, somehow keeping Beijing at bay to remain top of Group G.

Elsewhere, Matt Jurman was shown a yellow card while playing 90 minutes for Al-Ittihad in the Asian Champions League, the defender unable to prevent a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Al Wahda in Group B.

Milos Degenek also played a full match as Al-Hilal secured a 3-1 victory over Al-Duhail to remain undefeated in Group C.

Andrew Nabbout on the ball for Urawa Red Diamonds in the AFC Champions League