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: Vukovic’s Genk beaten in battle of Belgium’s top two
Danny Vukovic’s Genk remain well clear on top of the table despite falling to a rare defeat in Belgium against Club Brugge overnight. In a meeting of the competition’s top two at the Jan Breydel Stadion, Genk were beaten the fired-up home side, going down 3-1. There was lit
Aussies Abroad: Ryan’s Brighton through to Quarter-Finals while Milligan, Giannou pick up strong results
There were a handful of Caltex Socceroos in action on Sunday morning (AEDT) while some key figures were rested as their clubs negotiated cup ties. Firstly to Europe where Mark Milligan played a full 90 at the heart of Hibernian’s midfield as they welcomed new manager Danny Hec
Aussies Abroad: Luongo gallant in Watford defeat
Caltex Socceroos midfielder Massimo Luongo can turn his attention to the EFLChampionship after QPR crashed out of the FA Cup on Saturday morning (AEDT). The 26-year-old played the full 90 minutes in QPR’s 1-0 loss to Watford at Loftus Road, in a tight game where each side cou
When to watch your Caltex Socceroos this weekend
There's FA Cup action on the cards for two Australians this weekend as another prepares for a massive top-of-the-table encounter. Multiple players are involved in matches with major title ramifications, while Mark Milligan has a new manager to impress in Scotland. Read on t