Aussies Abroad: Rogic shines for Celtic as Socceroos star across Europe and Asia
Tom Rogic was instrumental for Celtic in their 3-3 draw against Aberdeen overnight as a number of Socceroos took to the pitch across the globe.
In the Scottish Premiership, Rogic picked up two assists in his first start of the season for Celtic as they were held to a 3-3 draw against Aberdeen on Sunday night.
His pass from just over 20 yards out picked out Callum McGregor who slotted home to peg back the scoring at 1-1 in the 52nd minute.
The hosts found themselves 2-1 up before Leigh Griffiths’ curling finish flew into the top right corner after he was teed up by Rogic on 76 minutes.
Fast forward two minutes and Celtic took the lead for the first time in the encounter before the Socceroos midfielder was substituted on the 86th minute mark.
Unfortunately Aberdeen were able to snatch a point when they equalised from the spot on 90 minutes.
Elsewhere, Martin Boyle put in a full shift for Hibernian as they edged out Kilmarnock 1-0 on Sunday morning.
A Kevin Nisbet penalty just before the half hour mark gave Hibs all three points as they extend their unbeaten record to seven matches.
In the Chinese Super League, Aaron Mooy’s Shanghai SIPG booked their place in the semi-finals after they knocked out rivals Shanghai Shenhua on penalties in their do-or-die clash on Friday night.
The score was locked at 1-1 at fulltime as Hulk gave SIPG the lead via the penalty spot before the visitors forced the match into extra time thanks to their 91st minute leveller.
No one was able to find the winner in the allotted 30 minutes of extra time so the match was decided via a penalty shootout.
Mooy converted his penalty as his side won the shootout 5-4. They now turn their attention to the semi-final which will see them face off against Jiangsu Suning on Thursday night.
Harry Souttar played the full game in the heart of defence for Stoke City as they saw off Brentford 3-2 in their English Championship affair on Sunday morning.
The win is enough to see Souttar’s side rise two places on the table into eighth position.
Over to Denmark where Awer Mabil was absent for Midtjylland as they registered a 3-2 win against Brondby on Sunday morning.
A 94th minute winner was enough to see Midtjylland leapfrog Brondby on the league table as they prepare for their midweek UEFA Champions League fixture against Liverpool at Anfield.
Trent Sainsbury played a full match for Kortrijk when they hosted Anderlecht in the Belgian Pro League in a 3-1 loss on Saturday morning.
Ajdin Hrustic was an unused substitute for Eintracht Frankfurt as they were soundly beaten 5-0 by Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga on Sunday morning.
An unstoppable Robert Lewandowski bagged a hat-trick for the Bavarians as they condemned Eintracht to their first defeat of the campaign.
In the Dutch Eredivisie, Daniel Arzani was on the bench for FC Utrecht as they came from behind to record a 2-1 win at home to FC Twente on Sunday morning.
Apostolos Giannou started his first match for Greek Super League outfit OFI Crete on Sunday as they went down 1-0 to Asteras Tripolis.
The score remained at 0-0 when Giannou was substituted in the 66th minute before the deciding goal arrived from the penalty spot on 73 minutes.
Crete ended the match with 10 men after defender Vahid Selimovic was handed down his second caution with 13 minutes remaining in the contest.
In the Serbian SuperLiga, Milos Degenek was an unused substitute for FK Crvena Zvezda as they recorded a 0-0 stalemate at home to Javor on Monday morning.
The reigning champions stay top of the table despite the draw with 32 points from their 12 matches this season.
Mitch Langerak was in between the sticks for Nagoya Grampus as they recorded a 1-0 win against Vegalta Sendai in the J League on Saturday afternoon.
The Aussie shot stopper leads the competition in clean sheets with nine shut-outs to his name.
His 5th placed Nagoya will have to be at their best next time out when they travel to 6th placed Kashima Antlers, with only goal difference separating the two outfits.
Elsewhere, Thomas Deng was an unused substitute for Urawa Red Diamonds as they came from behind to triumph 3-1 at home to Cerezo Osaka on Saturday night.
The shock win against 2nd placed Osaka was Urawa’s second consecutive win with their last league defeat coming almost a month ago.
Adam Taggart came on in the 71st minute for Suwon Bluewings on Friday when his side were outdone 2-1 by strugglers Seongnam FC in the K League.
In League One action, Bailey Wright played the full game for Sunderland as they fell to a 3-1 defeat against Portsmouth on Sunday morning.
The Black Cats’ first defeat of the season saw Portsmouth leapfrog them on the table as they drop to 6th.
Brandon Borrello came on for the final 18 minutes of Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 3-0 defeat to Hannover 96 in the Bundesliga 2. on Saturday night.
Dusseldorf played almost the entire second half a man down after half time substitute Matthias Zimmermann was sent off in the space of eight minutes after entering th