Aussies Abroad: Kruse stars in Bochum's big win
There were only a smattering of Aussies in action last night but it proved to be an eventful night for those involved.
Join us as we round up the overnight action from Europe.
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Kruse shines as Bochum hit Ingolstadt for six
A knee injury has shackled Robbie Kruse for the last few weeks but the Caltex Socceroos attacker returned from the sidelines in some style as Bochum beat Ingolstadt 6-0 in the 2. Bundesliga.
Kruse was a menace on the right flank for Robin Dutt’s side and opened his account for the season in a dominant display.
He fired home Bochum’s second in the 14th minute with a rasping drive from 30 yards out that crept through the arms of Ingolstadt keeper Marco Knaller.
Kruse then supplied a second half assist for Lukas Hinterseer after standing up a cross for the Bochum striker to nod in at the back post.
Bochum are now second in the table after five matches played and look among the early candidates in the Bundesliga promotion race.
Eventful night for Aussies in Denmark
In Denmark, Mustafa Amini laid on a first half assist but was later sent off in AGF’s 3-2 defeat to Horsens.
The Caltex Socceroos midfielder provided a killer pass for AGF forward Mustapha Bundu early on but was embroiled in second half drama following a clash with Horsens' Hallur Hansso.
Amini will now miss AGF’s next match against Brondby.
There were better fortunes for Awer Mabil, who registered an assist as FC Midtjylland beat title rivals Kobenhavn 3-1.
Mabil returned to the starting line up on the left of an attacking three, playing 85 minutes and setting up Paul Onuachu to put Midtjylland 2-0 up.
The former Adelaide United flyer now has one goal and two assists in five Superligaen fixtures this season.
In Holland, Denis Genreau was an unused substitute for PEC Zwolle in the club’s 2-0 Eredivisie loss to Vitesse, with Dean Bouzanis also an unused substitute.
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