Aussies Abroad Preview: Six players in action as Bundesliga returns

There will be more Aussies in action this weekend as the much-awaited Bundesliga returns to our screens.

The German top-flight will restart their season this Saturday which means that we will get the chance to see another two Aussies in action along with our five others who have already began playing in the Korean K League.

The Bundesliga will resume gameplay where they left off prior to suspending the competition amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The upcoming round 26 fixtures will be our first chance to get a glimpse of our two Aussies in action as Mathew Leckie and Brandon Borrello return to the pitch for the first time in over two months.

Leckie’s Hertha Berlin sit in 13th position ahead of their fixture against 9th placed TSG Hoffenheim on Saturday night at 11:30pm*.

Leckie has endured a difficult campaign to date and will be hoping that the extended break may work in his favour as he and his side prepare for the final stretch of the season.

Borrello and his Freiburg side will restart their campaign against high flying RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena at 11:30pm this Saturday.

Brandon Borrello
Borrello makes his Socceroos debut v South Korea in 2019

The ex-Brisbane Roar FC striker will be looking to play a key role in his side’s push for Europe, as it stands, they occupy 8th position on the ladder and are only one point off the European spots.

Moving over to the K League and there will be another battle of the Aussies this weekend as Jason Davidson’s Ulsan Hyundai go head to head with Adam Taggart’s Suwon Bluewings on Sunday at 5:30pm. Terry Antonis is suspended after a red card in Suwon's previous fixture.

Davidson’s Ulsan sit top of the table ahead of their trip to Suwon after they claimed a resounding 4-0 victory against Sangju Sangmu in the opening round.

Suwon suffered defeat in their first-round encounter as they went down 1-0 to reigning champions, Jeonbuk Motors.

Former Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney midfielder Rashid Mahazi will be travelling to Seongnam as his side, Incheon United, look to secure their first victory of the season after they registered a 0-0 draw against Daegu FC last Saturday.

Incheon’s clash against Seongnam is set to get underway from 8pm this Sunday.

Meanwhile, Brandon O’Neill’s Pohang Steelers will be away to Daegu with their fixture set to kick off at 5:30pm on Saturday night.

The former Sydney FC midfielder was an unused substitute in his side’s 2-0 win against newly promoted Busan I’Park in their season opener last weekend.

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Around the world - Socceroos stars in preparation mode

There are a number of Socceroos players overseas who are back in training ahead of the return of their respective leagues.

Miloš Degenek is back on the training pitch for FK Crvena zvezda in Serbia after they were permitted to return to training on Monday, May 4.

Socceroos defender Aziz Behich is also back in training for İstanbul Başakşehir F.K. with the Turkish Süper Lig set to resume in the near future.

While Maty Ryan is heading back to England as he prepares to link up with his Brighton teammates ahead of the Premier League’s impending return next month.

*All times displayed are in AEST