Aussies Abroad Preview: All Socceroos affair set to take place in K League
Brighton & Hove Albion duo Maty Ryan and Aaron Mooy have a date with Manchester City on Saturday while three Socceroos stars will take to the pitch in Korea when Pohang Steelers face off against Suwon Bluewings.
Maty Ryan and Aaron Mooy featured for Brighton & Hove Albion in their 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on Thursday morning.
Ryan put in a full shift between the sticks while Mooy entered the fray for the final 20 minutes.
The face another difficult proposition in their next fixture with Manchester City the next side to visit the AMEX Stadium at 5am on Sunday morning.
In the Korean K League, there will be a showcase of Aussie talent as Brandon O’Neill’s Pohang Steelers go head to head against Adam Taggart and Terry Antonis’ Suwon Bluewings on Saturday night at 8pm.
O’Neill’s side enter this fixture on the back of a four game winning streak whilst Suwon’s form hasn’t been a standout with two defeats, one draw and one win from their last four fixtures.
Taggart was back amongst the goals last weekend when he notched a brace against Seoul and could once again prove to be the danger man for Suwon in this encounter.
Over to Japan and Thomas Deng featured for the full 90 minutes for Urawa Red Diamonds as they secured a 2-1 win against Vegalta Sendai on Wednesday night.
Urawa’s next league fixture sees them take on bottom of the ladder Kashima Antlers at 8pm on Sunday.
Mitch Langerak was also in action on Wednesday night as his Nagoya Grampus drew 2-2 at home to Gamba Osaka.
Nagoya’s next match sees them face off against top of the table Cerezo Osaka on Sunday at 8pm.
In the English Championship, Massimo Luongo put in a full shift for Sheffield Wednesday on Thursday morning as they went down 3-1 to Preston North End.
Luongo will face off against his former club QPR when they make the trip to Loftus Road with kick off scheduled for 12am on Sunday.
Brad Smith was an unused substitute for Cardiff City as they lost 3-2 at home to Blackburn on Wednesday morning.
They travel to West London for their next match to take on high-flyers Fulham at 5:15am on Saturday morning.
Over to the Turkish Superlig and Aziz Behich was on the bench for Istanbul Basaksehir as they won 2-0 against Denizlispor on Wednesday morning.
They face off against Konyaspor in their next league fixture on Tuesday morning at 4am.
In the Israeli Premier League, Nikita Rukavytsya and Trent Sainsbury’s season came to an end as their Maccabi Haifa drew 2-2 at Beitar Jerusalem on Wednesday morning.
Rukavytsya put in a full shift for Haifa against his former club while Sainsbury came on for the final 10 minutes.
Haifa finish the campaign in second position and have earnt a place in the UEFA Europa League first qualification round for next season.
Another Aussies’ league season ended as James Jeggo’s Austria Wien finished their campaign with a 1-0 win against Altach in the Austrian Bundesliga on Thursday morning.
Jeggo played the final 25 minutes for Wien as they secured their progression into next season’s Europa League first qualification round.