Aussies Abroad: Boyle secures Hibs European berth, Mooy's season commences

Martin Boyle continued his rich goalscoring form as Hibernian guaranteed European football in 2021 while Aaron Mooy opened his season with an emphatic victory and Mitch Langerak returned to winning ways. 

Here is the latest Aussies Abroad action from the last few days and a preview of the weekend's fixtures involving our Socceroos overseas. 

A goal and assist from Martin Boyle sealed a top four Scottish Premiership for Hibernian, meaning that European football will be returning to Easter Road next season. 

The Socceroos forward set up the opener against Livingston before adding one of his own from the penalty spot - backing up his brace in Scottish Cup action last weekend

In China, Aaron Mooy started and played 78 minutes for Shanghai Port as they completed a 6-1 rout over Tianjin Tigers in their Super League opener on Thursday night.

It was Mooy's fellow foreign imports who stole the show, with Marko Arnautovic scoring a hat-trick and Oscar assisting four goals. 

In J.League action, Mitch Langerak entered double digits in the clean sheet department after his Nagoya Grampus returned to winning ways with a 2-0 triumph over Gamba Osaka.

Riley McGree started again for Birmingham City and played 63 minutes of their 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest in the Championship. 

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Maty Ryan could be in contention for his second straight English Premier League start when his Gunners host Everton on Friday night while Martin Boyle will be aiming to get on the scoresheet for his third successive match.

Maty Ryan could be featuring for Arsenal for the second week running when they welcome Everton to the Emirates on Friday night.

Ryan played an integral part in the lead up to their injury time equaliser against Fulham.

Heading to Scotland where Boyle and Jackson Irvine will return to action for Hibernian when they meet St Johnstone on Saturday.

Meanwhile, another Old Firm Derby will be on the cards as Tom Rogic’s Celtic take on fierce rivals Rangers in the Sunday kick off.

Awer Mabil and his Midtjylland will be targeting two wins on the bounce when they meet Nordsjaelland on Monday night.

The Socceroos winger picked up an assist on Friday morning after coming off the bench in their 4-1 victory against Kobenhavn.

Elsewhere, Alex Gersbach’s first start of the season for AGF Aarhus ended sourly after he was forced off with a knock just after the half hour mark in their 2-0 win against Randers.

In the Bundesliga, Ajdin Hrustic’s Eintracht Frankfurt will be looking to make it two wins on the bounce when they visit Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

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James Jeggo and his Aris FC will be in action on Sunday when they travel to Asteras Tripolis.

His side were outdone 1-0 in their derby showdown with PAOK Thessaloniki but they still sit in second on the table with five matches remaining.

Moving to the States where Brad Smith and his Seattle Sounders have a date with LAFC on Saturday night in the MLS.

Smith’s side won their season opener 4-0 against Minnesota while LAFC came away with a 2-0 win at Austin FC.


Milos Degenek’s Crvena Zvezda will go one step closer to retaining the Serbian SuperLiga title when they face off against Indjija on Sunday.

His side hold a 12 point advantage over their nearest rivals on the table with six rounds remaining in the competition.

In Turkey, Aziz Behich’s Kayserispor have a daunting task on their hands as they travel to league leaders Besiktas on Saturday.

The Aussie’s side are still flirting with the relegation places but are undefeated in their last two encounters after registering back-to-back draws.

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Turning our attention League One, Bailey Wright will be featuring for Sunderland when they host Accrington Stanley on Saturday.

The Black Cats escaped with a point from their midweek fixture at table-toppers, Hull City, and are primed to finish in third or fourth place with four matches remaining in the regular season. 

Elsewhere, Kenny Dougall’s Blackpool will be looking to return to the winners circle against Shrewsbury after falling to their first defeat since the beginning of February in their Tuesday night fixture at Rochdale.

Brandon Borrello and his Fortuna Dusseldorf will go head to head against Paderborn in their next 2. Bundesliga encounter on Saturday.