While many leagues around the globe are enjoying a Christmas break a number of Socceroos got on the scoresheet for their clubs over the weekend. Here's our wrap of the results.
Socceroo Tom Rogic has scored for Celtic yet again, firing home a sensational goal in their Scottish Premier League clash overnight.
Rogic put the Hoops back in front 18 minutes from the end against Hearts with a powerful drive from the edge of the area.
After the ball spilled to Rogic just outside the box, he lashed at it with his left foot with the ball swerving past ‘keeper Neil Alexander and going in off the underside of the crossbar.
The goal was Rogic’s sixth of the campaign in all competitions for Celtic and another stunner in what has been an impressive collection from the Aussie playmaker this season.
The 23-year-old was not the only Aussie to get his name on the scoresheet in Scotland over the weekend, with Jackson Irvine netting in Ross County’s 5-2 thumping of Dundee FC.
Irvine came on as a substitute just shy of the hour mark and scored within two minutes of being on the field, side-footing the ball home a corner to give his side a 3-2 lead.
Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak was a second-half substitute in Crystal Palace’s stalemate with AFC Bournemouth who had goalkeeper Adam Federici on the bench.
Palce are flying high in fifth on the EPL ladder, while Bournemouth are one point above reigning champions Chelsea in 14th, one win clear of the relegation zone.
Tommy Oar made an appearance for Ipswich Town in their 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers at Portman Road in the Championship but unfortunately Massimo Luongo didn’t see any minutes for the visitors.
Alex Cisak was in goals for Leyton Orient as they notched a 3-2 home win over Portsmouth in League Two.
Josh Brillante made another start for Como in the Serie B, with his side netting a 94th minute penalty to beat Salernitana 2-1 at home. It was just the second win of the season for the Italian outfit who remain bottom of the ladder.
Former Wanderers striker Nikita Rukavytsya scored a blistering equlaiser for Beitar Jerusalem in Israel as his side retained third place in the standings.
Socceroos midfielder Mark Milligan was another to add his name to the list of scorers, netting the opener for Baniyas SC inside five minutes in their 2-2 draw with Al Wahda in the UAE’s Arabian Gulf League.
Brett Holman played a full match for Emirates Club in their 1-0 loss to Al Ain also in the UAE, while James Troisi was a late substitute in Saudi Arabia where his Al Ittihad side claimed a 2-0 win.
The news wasn’t so good for striker Nathan Burns, who had to wait till extra-time to make an appearance for FC Tokyo in Japan’s Emperor’s Cup. Unfortunately they were beaten 2-1 at home in their quarter-final clash against Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
Cahill's Jamshedpur remain unbeaten in Indian Super League
Tim Cahill’s unbeaten start to life in the Indian Super League has continued with his Jamshedpur drawing 1-1 with ATK overnight. In his first home appearance for his new club, Australia’s greatest-ever goalscorer started in attack and played 74 minutes before he was substitute
Aussies Abroad: Milestone moment for Leckie in Bundesliga
Mathew Leckie has reached an impressive milestone after again featuring for Hertha Berlin as they continued their strong start to the season in the Bundesliga. The Caltex Socceroos winger came off the bench for the last 28 minutes as Hertha drew 1-1 with Freiburg in Berlin.
Aussies Abroad: Rogic stars in clash of Caltex Socceroos, Ryan and Mabil impress
In-form Caltex Socceroos star Tom Rogic produced a man-of-the-match performance in Celtic’s 4-2 Scottish Premiership win over Hibernian on Sunday morning (AEDT). Rogic - who netted in Australia’s 4-0 friendly win over Kuwait on Tuesday - scored an outstanding goal and then pro
Milicic ‘extremely proud’ of Young Socceroos comeback
Young Socceroos boss Ante Milicic praised his side’s “strong Australian mentality” after they battled back to salvage a 1-1 draw in their AFC U-19 Championship opener against Korea Republic. Melbourne City’s Ramy Najjarine came off the bench to score a stunning 89th-minute equ