Socceroo flyer Mathew Leckie will ply his trade in Germany's top flight next season after securing promotion to the Bundesliga with FC Ingolstadt overnight.The 24-year-old netted the crucial equaliser from the penalty spot in first-half stoppage time, helping his side to a title-clinching 2-1 win over Red Bull Leipzig.
Mark Schwarzer remained on the bench as Leicester City drew 0-0 away to Sunderland in the Premier League.
Mile Jedinak was an unused substitute and Brad Jones wasn't in the matchday squad as Crystal Palace spoiled Steven Gerrard's Anfield farewell by winning 3-1 away to Liverpool.
Tom Rogic was on the bench for Celtic, who drew 0-0 away to St Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership.
Jackson Irvine played the full game for Ross County, as they came from behind to beat Hamilton Academical 2-1 at home despite being reduced to 10 men.
Scott McDonald was shown his marching orders for an elbow in the 90th minute of Motherwell's 2-1 loss away to St Mirren, although the club plan to appeal against his ban.
Mitch Langerak played the full game as Borussia Dortmund lost 2-1 away to Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.
In the 2. Bundesliga, Ben Halloran came on in the 66th minute of Fortuna Dusseldorf's 2-0 win away to Sandhausen.
James Holland came on at half-time but was powerless to prevent his Austria Wien side from suffering a 4-1 loss to cross-city rivals Rapid Wien in the Austrian Bundesliga.
The Pro-League title hopes of Mathew Ryan and Club Brugge took another hit, as they suffered a 3-2 loss at home to Gent.
Trent Sainsbury was withdrawn in the 77th minute of PEC Zwolle's 3-0 win at home to Feyenoord in the Eredivisie. Luke Wilkshire was an unused substitute for the beaten visitors.
Mark Birighitti watched from the bench as already-relegated AS Varese defeated Bari 2-1 in Serie B, while a tier above in Serie A, Josh Brillante didn't come on for Empoli, who lost 2-1 at Hellas Verona.
Oliver Bozanic helped Luzern to record a 2-0 win away to Vaduz in the Swiss Super League. Dario Vidosic was withdrawn in the 59th minute of Sion's 1-0 victory at home to Aarau.
Aziz Behich came on in the 65th minute of Bursaspor's 2-0 Turkish Super Lig win at home to Gaziantepspor.
Adrian Leijer played the full game and helped his Chongqing Lifan side to record a 2-1 win at home to Changchun Yatai in the Chinese Super League.
Tim Cahill also completed 90 minutes for Shanghai Shenhua, who drew 1-1 at home to Guizhou Renhe. Josh Mitchell was an unused substitute in Liaoning Whowin's 2-0 loss away to Beijing Guoan.
Mitch Duke played the full game in a 2-1 J-League loss for Shimizu S-Pulse at home Yokohama F Marinos.
In the K-League Classic, Alex Wilkinson played the full game for Jeonbuk Motors, who defeated Daejeon 2-1 at home. Aleksandar Jovanovic also completed 90 minutes in a 1-0 loss for Jeju United away to Suwon Bluewings.
Andy Rose came on with 18 minutes remaining in the Seattle Sounders 2-0 Major League Soccer win away to the Vancouver Whitecaps.
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