Aussies Abroad: Suwon lose but Taggart scores again in K-League

K-League top goalscorer Adam Taggart scored his eighth goal in eight games for Suwon Bluewings in a 2-1 defeat to Seongnam on Sunday evening (AEST).

The Caltex Socceroos striker’s 74th minute equaliser looked to have rescued a valuable point for the 10-man Bluewings, who saw Min Sang-gi dismissed in the 25th minute and trailed to a Lim Chai-min goal in first half stoppage time.

However, Seongnam scored again in the 85th minute through Gong Min-hyun to deal Suwon their first defeat in six matches.

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It leaves the Bluewings in the sixth and final championship round position, one point ahead of seventh-place Sangju Sangmu.

Taggart has scored 12 goals in 19 K-League matches following his move from Hyundai A-League’s Brisbane Roar in February. Trailing the WA-born striker are FC Seoul’s Aleksandar Pesic (nine), Jeobuk’s Kim Shin-wook (nine) and Daegu’s Cesinha (eight).

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Perfect start continues for Mabil

Awer Mabil’s FC Midtjylland are two from two in the Danish Superliga after coming from behind to beat FC Nordsjaelland 2-1 on Monday morning.

Mabil’s side trailed to a sixth-minute strike from Nordsjaelland’s Ghanaian striker Isaac Atanga, but Evander equalised from the penalty spot and birthday boy Ayo Simon Okosun scored in the 56th minute to place Midtjylland second on the ladder.

Caltex Socceroo forward Mabil was named among the substitutes for the clash at MCH Arena in South Herning, Denmark, and entered the fray in the 78th minute.

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Midtjylland, Lyngby and reigning champions Copenhagen are the only teams with 100% records after two match days.

Copenhagen beat Mustafa Amini’s AGF 2-1 on Saturday morning. Amini played 90 minutes in central midfield, while Alex Gersbach was named on the bench alongside former Brisbane Roar midfielder Zach Duncan.

Late shock for Langerak

Elsewhere, Mitch Langerak’s Nagoya Grampus were left frustrated by a stoppage time strike by Gamba Osaka’s Takashi Usami in a 2-2 stalemate on Saturday.

Also in the J-League, Andrew Nabbout’s Urawa Red Diamonds beat Jubilo Iwata 3-1, although the Australian forward was not involved.

Mustafa Amini against Hobro
Mustafa Amini in action for Danish Superliga club AGF