Robbie Kruse bagged a brace for Fortuna Dusseldorf on a weekend that saw Mitch Langerak also get some first team action.
It was a big weekend in the Bundesliga for two Australians, with Mitchell Langerak returning to the field, and Robbie Kruse grabbing a brace.
Langerak took the park for defending champions Borussia Dortmund for the first time in nine months, featuring in a 3-2 victory at Bayer Leverkusen, which sees the team move into second spot.
Langerak was solid for the side, who now trail Bayern Munich by 12 points. Elsewhere, Robbie Kruse-s excellent season continued with two goals in Fortuna Dusseldorf's 3-1 win at home to VfB Stuttgart.
In the Barclays Premier League, Brett Holman was an 83rd minute substitute in Aston Villa-s 3-3 draw with Everton; Adam Federici-s Reading won 2-1 against Sunderland; Mark Schwarzer was helpless in a 1-0 loss for Fulham against Manchester United.
In Scotland, former Central Coast Mariners playmaker Tom Rogic was presented with his Celtic gear ahead of the round-s fixtures - and hailed by manager Neil Lennon.
In The Championship, Socceroos midfielder Mile Jedinak didn-t play after he was sent to hospital after suffering an eye injury in Crystal Palace's loss to Huddersfield Town earlier in the week.
Rhys Williams's Middlesbrough suffered a 4-0 drubbing to Ipswich Town, while Shane Lowry played a full game as Milwall went down to Hull City.
Meanwhile, SBS reports that Australia midfielder James Holland has rejected an offer to extend his contract at Austria Wien with a view to joining a Bundesliga club at the end of the season.
In the UAE Emirates Cup, Alex Brosque-s Al Ain beat Dino Djulbic-s Al Wahda; Nick Carle played 90 minutes as Bani Yas beat Al Wasl 2-1. Lucas Neill was not in the line-up.
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