It was a case of mixed fortunes for our Aussies Abroad overnight.
Milos Degenek flew the Australian flag in one of European football's most bitter rivalries, while there was an early hit-out for Trent Sainsbury and Aziz Behich in the Eredivisie title race.
Unbeaten starts continue for Degenek, Vukovic
Milos Degenek and Red Star Belgrade salvaged a point in the 'Eternal Derby' against Partizan after fighting back from Ricardo Gomes' opener to earn a 1-1 draw.
Degenek played 90 minutes in a white-hot atmosphere at Partizan Stadium, where the Serbian giants lost their 100% start to the campaign but ensured a share of the spoils through Richmond Boakye's 72nd minute equaliser.
In Denmark, Awer Mabil started his second match in a row as Midtjylland drew 0-0 away at SonderjyskE.
The Danish club dominated the encounter despite an early red card to Erik Sviatchenko, with Mabil having an early shot at goal saved during his 73 minute cameo from the right flank.
Mustafa Amini watched AGF’s 3-2 win over Brondby from the sidelines following his red card against Horsens last week.
Over in Belgium, Danny Vukovic and Genk remain unbeaten after beating Cercle Brugge 5-2 away. Vukovic played 90 minutes in between the sticks for the Belgian heavyweights, who still trail early pacesetters Club Brugge by two points.
Eredivisie: big win for Sainsbury and Behich
It was a massive morning for Trent Sainsbury and Aziz Behich, with PSV Eindhoven defeating Ajax 3-0 to open a five-point gap at the top of the Eredivisie ladder.
The Caltex Socceroos defenders were unused substitutes as an opening half blitz saw Mark van Bommel’s side cruise to an emphatic win over their title rivals.
Meanwhile, Ajdin Hrustic was dismissed for a second yellow card late in the day as nine-man Gronigen lost 3-1 to AZ Alkmaar.
Scotland: Celtic shocked at Kilmarnock
In Scotland, Tom Rogic was an unused substitute as Celtic fell to a shock 2-1 defeat away to Kilmarnock on Sunday evening.
Brendan Rodgers’ side were up 1-0 at the break thanks to a strike from Leigh Griffiths but Chris Burke’s effort and Stuart Findlay’s injury-time winner consigned Celtic to their second loss of the Scottish Premiership season.
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