Aussies Abroad: Sainsbury's dramatic late equaliser as Rogic assists again
Trent Sainsbury was Kortrijk’s saviour thanks to his spectacular last-ditch effort in their eye-catching 5-5 stalemate while Tom Rogic came up with the goods as he registered his fifth assist in as many matches for Celtic.
In the Belgian Pro League, Trent Sainsbury was Kortrijk’s man of the hour after his last minute equaliser sealed a point for his side in their thrilling 5-5 draw against Beerschot.
If you blinked you would have missed some sort of goal mouth action with a staggering 10 goals scored in this highly entertaining league fixture.
It was the Socceroos defender who came up with the goods for his new side when he calmly controlled Julien De Sart’s free kick before rifling home his half volley in the fourth minute of stoppage time.
Danny Vukovic was between the sticks for Genk as they raced to a 2-1 victory at St. Truiden on Sunday morning.
Genk have now enjoyed four wins on the bounce and are undefeated in their last six league fixtures.
Maty Ryan returned to the starting line-up for Brighton & Hove Albion as they registered a 0-0 stalemate at home to Burnley on Saturday morning.
Ryan was restored to the starting eleven after having to settle for a place on the bench in last round’s defeat at Tottenham.
The Aussie shot stopper was in fine form as he picked up his second clean sheet of the campaign against the struggling Clarets.
Harry Souttar put in a full shift for Stoke City as they ran out 3-0 winners against table-toppers Reading in their English Championship clash on Saturday night.
The three points sees Souttar’s side jump into 8th spot on the ladder as they close the gap between themselves and Reading to just four points.
In the Scottish Premiership, Tom Rogic started and played 84 minutes for Celtic as they sealed a 4-1 victory at Motherwell on Sunday night.
The Socceroos midfielder was on hand to collect his fifth assist in as many games as his cut back from the byline teed up Mohamed Elyounoussi for his side’s second goal of the contest.
Elsewhere, Martin Boyle played 90 minutes as his Hibernian fell to a 2-0 defeat at Aberdeen.
The loss was compounded by the fact that their opponents leapfrog them on the table into third.
In the Danish Superligaen, Awer Mabil came on in the 72nd minute for Midtjylland as they triumphed 4-0 against FC Kobenhavn.
The comprehensive victory sees Mabil’s side snap out of a three match losing streak as they hold onto 2nd on the league ladder.
Milos Degenek put in a full shift in the heart of defence for FK Crvena Zvezda as they fought until the end to overcome Indjija 3-2 in the Serbian SuperLiga.
Degenek’s side appeared in danger of losing their unbeaten start to the season when their visitors took a 2-1 lead on 64 minutes however two goals in the space of 10 minutes saw the reigning champions make sure of the three points with five minutes to spare in the contest.
Mathew Leckie came on for the final few minutes for Hertha Berlin as they broke their five game winless run in the Bundesliga with a 3-0 win at Augsburg.
The invaluable three points sees the men from the capital rise into 12th on the league table.
Elsewhere, Ajdin Hrustic was an unused substitute for Eintracht Frankfurt as they came from behind to register a 2-2 draw at Stuttgart.
Heading to China where Aaron Mooy’s Shanghai SIPG went down 2-1 to Beijing Guoan in the first leg of their Bronze Final in the Super League.
Mooy’s side managed to pull one back in second half stoppage time but it was a matter of too little too late as they look to overturn the deficit in the second leg on Wednesday night.
In Saudi Arabia, Craig Goodwin put in a full shift for Abha Club as they went down 3-0 to Al Batin in the Saudi Pro League on Saturday morning.
All three of the goals came in the final 10 minutes of the encounter as the hosts ran away with the victory and condemned Goodwin’s side to their second defeat of the season.
Mitch Duke played the full game for Al-Taawoun as they came from behind to draw 1-1 with Al Ittihad.
The point is enough to see the Aussie’s side remain in 11th position with five points collected from their four fixtures.
In the Greek Super League, Apostolos Giannou started and played 61 minutes for OFI Crete as they were outdone 2-0 at home to Olympiacos.
Giannou’s side are now winless in their last six league encounter and occupy 10th position with just the solitary win to their name.
In Turkey, Aziz Behich played the full game for Kayserispor as they suffered a 1-0 defeat against Hatayspor on Monday morning.
Behich’s side played almost the entire second half a man down after midfielder Pedro Henriques was given his marching orders in the 54th minute.
Daniel Arzani was an unused substitute for FC Utrecht as they went down 3-0 to league leaders Ajax in the Dutch Eredivisie on Sunday night.
That is now consecutive defeats for Utrecht as they drop to 9th on the table with nine points collected from their seven fixtures.
In the 2. Bundesliga, Brandon Borrello came on in the 81st minute for Fortuna Dusseldorf as they shared the points in a 1-1 draw away to Nurnberg on Saturday night.
The point sees his side drop into 13th ahead of the upcoming international break.
Kenny Dougall put in a full shift for Blackpool as they enjoyed a routine 3-0 win against Eastbourne Borough in their first round FA Cup tie.
Bailey Wright was absent for Sunderland as they crashed out of the FA Cup with a 1-0 defeat to Mansfield Town.