Caltex Socceroos keeper Danny Vukovic has helped Racing Genk earn a draw at high-flying Sporting Charleroi in Belgium’s First Division overnight (AEDT).
Vukovic made three excellent saves to preserve a point for the visitors at the Stade du Pays de Charleroi.
Genk fell behind just after the hour mark through a goal to Sporting’s Kaveh Rezaei, only to hit back within two minutes via a Nikolaos Karelis strike.
And it was the Australian keeper who ensured Genk stretched their unbeaten run to three matches with a couple of vital saves late on.
The result keeps Genk in ninth spot on the ladder ahead of their Christmas Eve clash at home against Kortrijk.
Elsewhere, Tomi Juric’s FC Luzern slumped to a 4-2 defeat at home against Swiss Super League leaders Young Boys.
Juric played the full 90 minutes but could do little as the visitors raced to a 3-0 lead after just 48 minutes.
Derek Kutesa pulled one back for Luzern only for Sekou Sanogo to complete his brace and ensure there would be no comeback.
Luzern added some respectability to the scoreline when Reto Ziegler converted from the penalty spot with 17 minutes left.
The defeat means Luzern head into the Switzerland’s winter break second from bottom, with their next match not until February 3 next year.
Meanwhile, Jamie Maclaren came off the bench as his Darmstadt 98 scored in stoppage-time to snatch a 1-1 draw at Greuther Furth in the 2.Bundesliga.
The Caltex Socceroos striker entered the fray just after the hour mark with his side trailing 1-0, and before a superb goal from Hamit Altintop in the 94th minute spared them from defeat.
Despite the last-gasp draw, Darmstadt remains in the drop zone in Germany’s second division.
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