Aussies Abroad: Rogic and Vukovic progress to Europa League Round of 32

The Europa League Round of 32 will have an Aussie flavour after Tom Rogic and Danny Vukovic both sealed their progression to the knockout stage of Europe’s second-tier competition.

Rogic played 90 minutes as Celtic did it the hard way, their 2-1 loss at the hands of FC Salzburg proving enough to scrape through after Group B rivals RB Leipzig were held to a 1-1 draw with Rosenborg, where Alex Gersbach was an unused substitute.

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Two goals to Moanes Dabour and Fredrik Gulbrandsen in the space of 10 minutes put group leaders Salzburg in control at Celtic Park and while Oliver Ntcham’s injury time strike gave Celtic hope it was unnecessary as the result from Germany filtered through.

Vukovic meanwhile was largely unrequired as his Genk side stormed past Sarpsborg 4-0 to top Group I.

Both sides will now wait to see who they will draw in the competition’s next phase with some potentially big ties against third-placed Champions League opposition in store while Vukovic and Rogic now turn their attentions to January's AFC Asian Cup in the UAE.