Aussies Abroad: Souttar scores, Behich & Borrello assist
Harry Souttar finally opened his Stoke City account while a couple of other Socceroos teed up their teammates during a busy weekend of action abroad.
Read about the fortunes of all our Aussies in Europe and Asia below.
Souttar got on the scoresheet for the first time for Stoke City as they claimed a comfortable 2-0 victory against Wycombe Wanderers in the Championship.
He rose highest to head home Tommy Smith’s corner in the 69th minute to seal the win for the Potters.
Stoke manager, Michael O’Neill, was overjoyed for the Socceroos defender after he featured in his 34th match for the club.
"I'm delighted for Harry because I've given him a bit of stick that he's not given us enough in the opposition box," said O'Neill, who reckoned he was impressed by Souttar at either end of the pitch after he also snuffed out the physical challenge of Wycombe striker Uche Ikpeazu.
"It's ironic that he's given it today against one of the more difficult teams to score against from a set piece.
"I thought he was terrific actually because he headed everything, he was good on the ball and it was a really strong, commanding performance.”
Aziz Behich's Kayserispor continued to climb up the Turkish Super Lig table with a 3-1 away win over Hatayspor.
The Socceroos fullback whipped in a precise cross to set up his side's third, before being withdrawn in the 89th minute.
Over in Greece, James Jeggo played the entirety of an entertaining Derby of Thessaloniki, which finished 2-2 between Aris and PAOK.
The result saw Jeggo's side maintain their slim one point advantage in second spot.
In Denmark, two Socceroos' clubs met as AGF Aarhus defeated FC Midtjylland 1-0.
Awer Mabil was introduced with 66 minutes played while Alex Gersbach remained an unused substitute.
In Serbia, Milos Degenek played another 90 minutes for FK Crvena Zvezda as a 2-0 win Cukaricki saw them remain undefeated at the summit of the league with 25 matches played.
In the J League, Mitch Langerak picked up his first clean sheet of the season as his Nagoya Grampus ran out 1-0 winners at home to Consadole Sapporo.
Langerak put in a man of the match performance, making a string of important saves throughout the clash before his side popped up with the decisive goal with just under 10 minutes remaining.
Heading to Scotland where Martin Boyle and Jackson Irvine’s Hibernian were on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline against St Johnstone on Saturday.
The shock defeat opens the door for fourth placed Aberdeen who could catch Hibs with two rounds left in the Scottish Premiership.
On a historic day that Rangers brought Celtic's title-winning streak to an end, Tom Rogic featured in the final half hour of the Hoops' disappointing 0-0 draw with Dundee United.
Over in Belgium, Trent Sainsbury put in a full shift for Kortrijk as they went down 4-2 to Royal Antwerp in the Pro League.
That is now back-to-back defeats for Sainsbury’s side as they slip down to 14th in the 18-team competition.
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In the Bundesliga, Ajdin Hrustic was an unused substitute for Eintracht Frankfurt as they drew 1-1 with Stuttgart.
Meanwhile, Mathew Leckie was also on the bench for his Hertha Berlin as they sealed a 2-1 win at home to Augsburg.
In League One action, Kenny Dougall came on in the 72nd minute for Blackpool as they conceded a late equaliser against Wimbledon to draw 1-1.
Brandon O’Neill was an unused substitute for Buriram United as they shared the points in a 2-2 stalemate against Muang Thong United in the Thai League.