Aussies Abroad: Rogic and Celtic into Scottish League Cup Final

Tom Rogic could be set for a third consecutive Scottish League Cup winners medal after Celtic’s 3-0 semi-final win over Heart of Midlothian earlier this morning.

It might still be early in the domestic season but the Celtic wizard isn’t the only Caltex Socceroo on target for silverware – with Milos Degenek, Alex Gersbach and Danny Vukovic all finishing the weekend on top of their respective league tables.

Meanwhile, there was a long-awaited start for Tomi Juric in Switzerland – find out about that and more in this edition of Aussies Abroad!

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Scotland: Rogic and Celtic on for three straight League Cup trophies

Rogic returned to the starting eleven for his side’s 3-0 triumph in Edinburgh this morning and completed 90 minutes for the third time this season.

The Caltex Socceroos play-maker helped spur a dominant second half display from the Bhoys, who struck through Scott Sinclair, James Forrest and Ryan Christie. 

Former Central Coast Mariners teammate Oliver Bozanic started his third match in a row for Hearts, while Ben Garuccio was an unused substitute.

Celtic will now take on Aberdeen in early December after they beat Rangers 1-0.


Europe: Vukovic, Degenek and Gersbach on top

There was late disappointment for Danny Vukovic, whose Genk side conceded a stoppage time equaliser at Standard Liege.

The Belgian outfit remain three points ahead at the top of the Belgian Pro League after Christian Luyindama’s last-gasp strike. Earlier, Vukovic’s side took an 84th minute lead through Mbwana Samatta.

In Serbia, Milos Degenek and Red Star Belgrade continue to roll on thanks to a 2-0 victory over Macva Sabac. Degenek played 90 minutes as his side kept their sixth clean sheet of the campaign.

Alex Gersbach’s Rosenborg are also on top of the table in Norway following their 2-1 victory over Brann. The young Caltex Socceroo wasn’t involved in the match day squad though, as Rosenborg moved two points clear of Brann on the ladder.

Europe: Amini beaten as Juric earns first start of the season

Mustafa Amini wasn’t able to hand Caltex Socceroos teammate Awer Mabil a helping hand in the Danish title race.

His AGF side were beaten 4-2 by Copenhagen this morning, with the result meaning Mabil’s FC Midtjylland slip into second ahead of clash with Brondby tomorrow morning.

Meanwhile, Tomi Juric earned his first start of the season as FC Luzern pipped Neuchatel Xamax 2-1. Juric played 78 minutes before his substitution, as Luzern earned their fifth win of the campaign.

Finally, in Asia, Mitch Langerak was unable to prevent Nagoya Grampus from slipping to a 2-1 defeat to Consadole Sapporo in their J-League clash.