A return for an Aussie speedster in Germany and points shared in England.
There were two key Caltex Socceroos in action overnight – how’d they do?
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Mat Leckie made his first appearance of the season, coming off the bench in Hertha Berlin’s massive 2-0 win over German giants Bayern Munich.
It’s a win which has propelled Leckie’s side to equal first with Bayern on the ladder, but they could still be jumped by Borussia Dortmund or Werder Bremen who play Saturday night and Sunday morning (AEST).
On a personal note for Leckie, his 20 minutes off the bench is an encouraging cameo after spending two months on the sideline with a knee injury.
Hertha take on Mainz next week, where more minutes will potentially hold Leckie in good stead for the upcoming international break and Australia’s match in Kuwait.
Mile Jedinak continued his good form in the backline, playing 90 minutes in Aston Villa’s 1-1 draw with Bristol City.
It’s a result which pushes them up to 11th on the Championship ladder, but they could fall as low as 15th after the remainder of the weekend’s fixtures.
Of course, Bailey Wright is a key man for Bristol City but he wasn’t risked after having spent time on the sidelines through injury.
He was still a key figure on match day though: up in the stands calling the match for Bristol City TV.
Aussies Abroad: Rogic, Vukovic primed for big Europa League ties
Tom Rogic and Celtic will face traditional La Liga powerhouse Valencia while Danny Vukovic’s Gent take on Czech giants Slavia Prague after the draw for the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 was made on Tuesday morning (AEDT). Celtic scrapped through by the skin of their teeth, af
Aussies Abroad: Jeggo stars in Vienna derby, Ryan edged by Chelsea in Premier League
A clean sheet, a title race and a derby goal headlined an action-packed night for our overseas Australians. In Austria, James Jeggo opened his account for the season in Austria Wien’s 6-1 hammering of Rapid Wien in the Vienna derby. DEGENEK REFLECTS: Caltex Socceroos defend
Aussies Abroad: Luongo, Irvine help sides to important Championship wins
Massimo Luongo and Jackson Irvine both braved atrocious English weather to help steer their sides to Championship victories on Sunday morning (AEDT). And in warmer temperatures, Matt Jurman’s Al Ittihad broke through for their first win of the Saudi Arabia Pro League season at
Degenek not taking his foot off the gas
Twelve months ago, Caltex Socceroos defender Milos Degenek was playing in Japan — now, he’s tearing up Serbia’s SuperLiga, having been named in the league’s best eleven for the first half of the season. It’s a credit to Degenek, 24, who signed with Red Star Belgrade in July