Aussies Abroad: Vukovic, Degenek extend leads at top of table

There were a host of Caltex Socceroos in action on Friday night and Saturday morning (AEDT) across both Europe and Asia.

Danny Vukovic was in goal as his Genk side extended their lead atop the Belgian Pro League ladder with a 2-0 win over fourth-placed Standard Liege.

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A brace from Mbwana Samatta sealed the three points and took Genk a whopping 12 points clear of closest rivals Club Brugge.

Mustafa Amini was also a winner as his Danish club Aarhus remained firmly in the running for European qualification with a 2-0 win over fourth-placed Esbjerg.

The versatile midfielder played the full 90 in a dominant display for the eighth-placed club.

From Europe to Asia and Milos Degenek made his second outing for new club Al-Hilal as they overcame Al-Batin in a 3-2 thriller.

Degenek played the full 90 and would have been elated when Bafetimbi Gomis tucked home a 93rd minute winner to extend their lead atop the Saudi Pro League to six points.