Aussies Abroad: stalemate for Leckie’s Hertha in Germany

Mathew Leckie’s Hertha Berlin were held to a draw in the Bundesliga overnight, while there was mixed results for a couple of Caltex Socceroos gloveman around the globe.

Caltex Socceroos winger Leckie came on for the last 30 minutes for Hertha, who picked up hard-fought 0-0 draw at Werder Bremen.

In a game of few clear-cut chances, neither side could find that bit of quality to take all three points.

The result keeps Hertha in 11th spot on the Bundesliga ladder, while Bremen remain near the drop zone.

In Belgium, Danny Vukovic played another 90 minutes for Genk, who had to settle for a 1-1 draw at home against Sint Truiden.

Ruslan Malinovskiy gave Genk the lead before the visitors drew level when Yohan Boli’s effort was too good for Vukovic.

Danny Vukovic in action for RKC Genk.
Danny Vukovic had to settle for a draw in Belgium.

There was disappointment for another Aussie gloveman as Mark Birighitti’s NAC Breda were beaten 1-0 at home against VVV Venlo.

Elsewhere, Aziz Behich played the full 90 minutes as Bursaspor lost 3-1 at Alanyaspor, while Brandon Borrello also got through a full game in the 2.Bundesliga, but his Kaiserslautern lost 3-1 to Fortuna Sittard.

And Jamie Maclaren played the last six minutes for Hibernian in their 1-0 defeat against Celtic in Scotland, with Tom Rogic still out injured for the Hoops.