Aussies Abroad: Rogic scores special solo goal

Tom Rogic has announced his return from injury in style, scoring a screamer for Celtic overnight. 

Rogic made his first start since October in the Hoops' midweek win over Hearts, and backed up his 90-minute shift just three days later with a special strike 18 minutes into Sunday's 3-0 win over Dundee United. 

The Socceroo picked the ball up out wide, right in front of his manager's technical area, and proceeded to weave his way through the opposition defence and cooly slot home into the bottom corner. 

The creative midfielder was instrumental in Ange Postecoglou's side's fourth-straight league victory, which maintains the gap at the summit to four points on archrivals Rangers.

Elsewhere, there were plenty of quality performances, with standout results for a couple of Aussies in Europe.

Remaining in Scotland, Martin Boyle played a full match for Hibernian in their 1-1 home draw with Motherwell which leaves the Hibs seventh on the ladder.

In the German second division, Jackson Irvine played 90 minutes for FC St. Pauli in a 2-1 win over Schalke that keeps them top of the table.

Switching to England, where Callum Elder came on at right back in the 66th minute for Hull City in their 1-1 draw with Reading - a result which made it five games unbeaten for the Tigers.

Staying in the Championship, Riley McGree played another full match for Birmingham City in their 3-1 away loss to Millwall.

Meanwhile, Kenny Dougall played 78 minutes in centre midfield for Blackpool in their 3-0 home loss to Luton Town on Sunday morning.

Aziz Behich played 90 minutes as Giresunspor continued their ascent up the Turkish Super Lig table, with another priceless three points following a 3-1 win over Fatih Karagumuruk. 

After battling it out around the relegation positions during the opening rounds, four wins on the bounce have the newly-promoted club up to 12th. 

In Greece, Jimmy Jeggo put in another full shift in the centre of the park, and picked up a booking, as his Aris FC defeated Asteras Tripolis 1-0 to go 5th in the Super League standings. 

Gianni Stensness played 90 minutes in the centre of defence for Norway's Viking, as they played out a 3-1 win over Odds Ballklubb.

Lawrence Thomas was between the sticks for SønderjyskE, as they played out a 1-1 draw with Viborg - who were reduced to ten men after 27 minutes. 

Milos Degenek was named amongst the substitutes as Red Star Belgrade secured a fine 2-0 win over Napredak in Kruševac, closing the gap at the top of the Serbian SuperLiga to three points shy of cross-town rivals FK Partizan. 

After keeping a clean sheet in Real Sociedad's midweek Copa Del Rey win, Maty Ryan was an unused substitute in La Real's 2-0 loss to giants Real Madrid.

The result sees Madrid go 10 points clear of Ryan's side, who are still just two points off second place in La Liga.


In Belgium, Trent Sainsbury played another full 90 minutes for KV Kortrijk who unfortunately went down 2-0 to away side Cercle Brugge.

In Japan, Mitchell Duke played a full match up front for Fagiano Okayama who lost 3-1 to JEF United on Sunday in the final round of fixtures in the J.2 League. Okayama finished in eleventh position.

Over in the Middle East, Ryan McGowan turned out for Kuwait SC as they became the only team to win their first three matches of the new Kuwaiti Premier League campaign. 

In Italy, Fran Karacic's Brescia hit another speedbump on their promotion push, falling to a 2-0 defeat at home to Monza - with the Socceroos defender named on the bench. 

And finally, in the A-League Men's, Socceroo trio Mathew LeckieAndrew Nabbout and Jamie Maclaren all started in Melbourne City's surprise 1-0 loss to Western United.

Nabbout was the only one not to last the distance, picking up a yellow card before being replaced in the 75th minute.

And finally, Sydney FC’s Rhyan Grant will be frustrated as the Sky Blues threw away a two-goal lead by drawing 2-2 with Newcastle Jets. After three rounds of action, Sydney are yet to claim their first win of the season.