Aussies Abroad: Mabil’s FC Midtjylland open up double-figures lead at Danish Superliga summit

Socceroos attacker Awer Mabil played a part of FC Midtjylland’s second-half surge as the Danish Superliga leaders went 10 points clear at the top.

The Wolves travelled to 12th-place Hobro knowing three points would give them a double-figures cushion on FC Copenhagen ahead of the reigning champions' clash with Silkeborg on Monday, 24 Feburary (AEDT).

There was little to separate the two sides at the interval at DS Arena as the match remained deadlocked, but Mabil and company raised the tempo in the second half after head coach Brian Priske made a double substitution, bringing on Mikael Anderson and Ronnie Schwartz.

Denmark U-21 winger Anders Dreyer made the breakthrough on 55 minutes from substitute Schwartz’s assist, and Dreyer turned provider for veteran striker Schwartz as FC Midtjylland doubled the advantage 13 minutes later.

The Jutland based side lost out winning their third Danish title by a single point in 2018/19, as capital club FC Copenhagen denied Socceroos attacker Mabil a first ever league winners medal.

In the Europa League on Friday morning (AEDT), Tom Rogic remained on the bench as Scottish giants Celtic drew 1-1 with the Danish Champions. Meanwhile, Apostolos Giannou got 90 minutes in AEK Larnaca’s 1-1 Cypriot Cup Quarter Final first leg draw against AEL Limassol.

Featured image courtesy of FC Midtjylland on Twitter

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