Aussies abroad: Ryan back on bench in La Liga

Mat Ryan was back on the bench for Valencia despite having kept a clean sheet in the La Liga outfit's 4-0 Copa del Rey win on Wednesday.

And the Socceroo and Asian Cup hero watched on as his team lost 2-0 at Real Sociedad.

Aussie great Mark Schwarzer also sat on the bench in Leicester City's 2-2 FA Cup draw at Tottenham.

Meanwhile in Scotland, playmaker Tom Rogic came on in the 74th minute of Celtic's 3-0 triumph at Stranraer in the Scottish FA Cup.

And in-form Apostolos Giannou's goal was not enough for Asteras Tripolis in the Greek Super League on Sunday (Monday AEDT).

Giannou scored in the 63rd minute to level the match away to Panaitolikos but the hosts would score again nine minutes later to win 2-1.

It was the 25-year-old striker's 13th goal of the season in all competitions.