Aussies abroad update: Socceroo keeper's clean sheet

The Socceroos' Asian Cup winning keeper Mat Ryan kept a clean sheet and Club Brugge won for the first time in four league matches, beating Mouscron-Peruwelz 3-0 at home on the weekend.


Elsewhere, Ben Halloran played until the 71st minute of Fortuna Dusseldorf's 2-1 win away to Heidenheim in the 2. Bundesliga.

Tommy Oar was subbed off in the 90th minute of Utrecht's 0-0 draw at home to Feyenoord.

Josh Brillante was an unused substitute for Empoli in a 0-0 Serie A draw at Palermo.

Oliver Bozanic didn't come on for Luzern and Dario Vidosic wasn't in FC Sion's matchday squad as the two sides drew 2-2 in the Swiss Super League.

Aziz Behich played a full game for Bursaspor, who defeated Mersin Idmanyurdu 2-1 at home in the Turkish Super Lig despite having the hosts having their goalkeeper sent off in the 17th minute.

Mitch Langerak was an unused substitute for Borussia Dortmund as they defeated Schalke 3-0 in the Bundesliga.

James Holland played the full match but was unable to prevent his 10-man Austria Wien side from losing 1-0 at Wiener Neustadt in Austria's Bundesliga.

James Troisi started and finished Zulte Waregem's 3-2 Belgian Pro League loss at home to Mechelen.

Trent Sainsbury was not in the matchday squad and Eli Babalj, on loan from AZ, came on for the final 15 minutes of PEC Zwolle's 2-1 defeat at Vitesse.

Mark Birighitti was an unused substitute for AS Varese in their 2-1 Serie B defeat at home to Brescia.


Mile Jedinak returned to the Crystal Palace starting line-up for the first time since returning from Australia's Asian Cup triumph, his maiden outing under new manager Alan Pardew producing a 3-1 Premier League win away to West Ham United despite the visitors finishing the game with 10 men following Glenn Murray's 69th-minute dismissal.

The Socceroos skipper was criticised for elbowing Diafra Sakho but was also involved in launching the DT38 foundation, in honour of the late West Ham and Australia youth international player Dylan Tombides, who passed away in April last year following a long battle with cancer. 

Thank you to everybody who participated in the one minute applause during the 38th minute. Gone but never forgotten.

— DT38 Foundation (@Dylantombides) February 28, 2015

In the Championship, goalkeeper Adam Federici had a day to forget, with his Reading side losing 3-0 at home to a resurgent Nottingham Forest outfit.

Swindon Town's Massimo Luongo was one of nine players booked in a bad-tempered 0-0 draw away to Crewe Alexandra in League One, both sides finishing the game with 10 men.

Elsewhere in the third tier, Bailey Wright played the full game and Neil Kilkenny came on for the final 20 minutes as their Preston North End side triumphed 4-0 away to Oldham Athletic.

Alex Cisak kept a clean sheet and Shane Lowry played until the 91st minute for Leyton Orient in their 2-0 victory at Walsall. 

Jackson Irvine completed 90 minutes for Ross County in their 1-0 Scottish Premiership win at home to Dundee. 

Ryan McGowan and Dundee United were on the wrong end of a 2-0 loss at home to Partick Thistle.

Scott McDonald started and lasted until the 68th minute of his second Motherwell debut, a 2-1 victory at home to Inverness Caledonian Thistle. 


In the week he announced his retirement from international football, Mark Bresciano played until the 63rd minute of Al Gharafa's 2-1 win away to Qatar SC in the Stars League.

Tim Cahill has made his first appearance for new club Shanghai Shenhua in a friendly on Sunday ahead of next weekend’s Chinese Super League season opener. The Socceroo superstar started and played almost 80 minutes as Shenhua defeated Wuhan 1-0 at the club’s home ground Hongkou Stadium.