Aussies Abroad Preview: Giant-killing Irvine's huge week continues

Fresh off toppling the might of Borussia Dortmund in a huge Cup boilover earlier this week, Jackson Irvine's FC St. Pauli are set for another massive fixture this weekend! 

Kicking off this week's Aussies Abroad Preview in Germany, where Jackson Irvine played a full match in midfield as FC St. Pauli pulled off an unlikely upset of Bundesliga heavyweights Borussia Dortmund - triumphing 2-1 over a squad containing the likes of  Erling Haaland, Mats Hummels and Marco Reus.

But there is not too much time to celebrate as just two days later, Irvine's side face a huge local derby against Hamburger SV on Saturday morning at 4.30am (AEDT). 

St Pauli are one point clear at the top of Bundesliga 2., and will be eager to continue striving for promotion at the expense of their fierce cross-town rivals.

Staying in Germany, Ajdin Hrustic’s Eintracht Frankfurt are home to Augsburg on Monday morning at 1.30am (AEDT), with a win potentially taking Frankfurt into the European spots.

To Scotland, where Tom Rogic's Celtic travel to Scottish third division side Alloa Atheltic for the 4th round of the Scottish Cup on Friday morning with kick off scheduled for 6.45am (AEDT).

At the same time, Martin Boyle's Hibernian host another third division side in Cove Rangers for their own cup tie.

To Turkey, where Aziz Behich’s 14th-placed Giresunspor host 8th-placed Alanyaspor on Monday morning at 12am (AEDT).

The Socceroos fullback was in action on Thursday morning (AEDT), assisting the opening goal in a gutsy 1-1 draw away from home against league leaders Trabzonspor.

Meanwhile, Kenny Dougall’s Blackpool will be looking to overtake Millwall in the Championship on Sunday morning at 2am (AEDT), with goal difference the only thing currently separating the two mid table sides.

In Italy’s Serie B, Fran Karačić’s second-placed Brescia will be hoping to claim all three points when they host Ternana on Sunday morning at 12am (AEDT). Brescia are just one point away from league leaders Pisa.

In Belgium, central defender Trent Sainsbury's  KV Kortrjk host Eupen on Sunday morning at 2.15am (AEDT) with a win potentially taking KV as high as fifth spot in the league.

In the Greek Super League, James Jeggo’s Aris Thessaloniki will face Lamia three times in the space of five days with a Sunday morning 4.30am (AEDT) league match either side of a two-legged Greek Cup quarter final battle.

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To Holland, where Danny Vukovic will be looking to reclaim a starting XI birth for  NEC Nijmegen when they host third-placed Feyenoord on Sunday evening at 10.15pm (AEDT).

In France’s Ligue 2, Denis Genreau’s Toulouse FC will be looking to narrow the gap at the top of the table with a win against Bastia on Sunday morning at 5am (AEDT). Second-placed Toulouse are just one point off top spot with a game in hand in the team above.
In the A-League Men's, Rhyan Grant's Sydney FC host a Perth Glory side that hasn't played any competitive football in a number of weeks.

The Sky Blues are currently mid table and will be desperate for all three points with kick off set for 7.45pm (AEDT) on Saturday night.

And finally, in-form Melbourne City troupe Mathew LeckieAndrew Nabbout and Jamie Maclaren will be looking continue their fantastic link up form when they travel to Central Coast Mariners on Sunday afternoon at 4.05pm (AEDT