Aussies Abroad weekend wrap: Attacking stars return as Aussies continue to impress in Scotland

It was another massive weekend for some of our Caltex Socceroos in action right around the globe.

And we’ve got you covered with a full wrap of all the club action involving our Aussies abroad.

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There was a return to action for two Caltex Socceroos attacking stars, while a number of Aussies continue to impress in Scotland.


Genk continues to keep the pressure on league-leaders Club Brugge in Belgium, easing to a 4-0 win over Zulte Waregem.

Danny Vukovic had a comfortable night between the sticks for his side, who remain two points off top spot.

Mat Ryan’s Brighton performed superbly against champions Manchester City, going down 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium, with the Aussie gloveman making a number of excellent saves.

There was a big win for Brad Jones’ Al Nassr in the Arab Club Champions Cup, coming away with a 4-1 triumph over Al Jazira.

Meanwhile, Mitch Langerak had the weekend off in Japan, with Nagoya Grampus’ clash with Cerezo Osaka postponed.


Milos Degenek’s dream campaign with Red Star Belgrade has gone on, with the defender playing a full match in their 2-1 win over Mladost Lučani in Serbia.

His next match will be against Neymar and Kylian Mbappe’s PSG in the UEFA Champions League on Thursday morning (AEST).

In England, James Meredith played 89 minutes as Millwall fell to a 3-2 loss to Sheffield United, while Mile Jedinak got through a full game as Aston Villa drew 1-1 with Bristol City.

Despite watching from the bench, Ben Garuccio’s Hearts stayed on top of the ladder in Scotland thanks to a 2-1 win over St Johnstone.

Trent Sainsbury and Aziz Behich were both unused substitutes for PSV as they continued their strong start in the Eredivisie with a 2-0 win over NAC Breda.

There was a full 90 minutes – and a yellow card – for left-back Alex Gersbach in Norway, whose Rosenborg lost 1-0 to heavyweights Molde.

In Asia, Matt Jurman played a full game for Al Ittihad as they drew 2-2 with Al Wahda in the Saudi Pro League, where Rhys Williams also put in a full shift as his Al Qadsiah lost 4-2 against Al Feiha.

And Connor Chapman also got through a full game for Pohang Steelers in Korea, with his side defeating Daegu 2-1.

Connor Chapman


Huddersfield is still searching for their first win of the Premier League season after going down 2-0 at home against Tottenham.

Aaron Mooy was again one of their best but could do little as a Harry Kane double catapulted Spurs into the top four.

In the Championship, Jackson Irvine looked good for Hull City over the 90 minutes as his side got a 1-1 draw against promotion favourites Middlesbrough.

There was also a full 90 minutes for Massimo Luongo but his QPR fell 3-0 against Swansea.

Mark Milligan’s career at Hibernian continues to blossom, with the Aussie getting through a full game in the heart of midfield as they edged past St Mirren 1-0.

Hibs remain second in the league, five-points behind Oliver Bozanic’s Hearts, with the former Hyundai A-League playmaker playing the last 11 minutes for his side.

Tom Rogic came off the bench as Celtic recorded a vital 1-0 win over Aberdeen.

Melbourne City loanee Denis Genreau is still turning heads in the Eredivisie, playing just over an hour as his PEC Zwolle drew 2-2 with AZ Alkmaar.

And there was a late winner for Austria Wien who beat Hartberg 1-0, with Jimmy Jeggo playing the full 90 minutes for the side from Vienna.

Denis Genreau
Denis Genreau


It was a dream return to action for winger Mathew Leckie, with his Hertha Berlin pulling off a huge upset in the Bundesliga.

In his first appearance of the season, Leckie played the last 20 minutes as his side shocked champions Bayern Munich 2-0.

Awer Mabil also enjoyed his weekend, laying on an assist in FC Midjtylland’s 5-2 win over Hobro.

Tomi Juric came off the bench for the last 15 minutes as his FC Luzern lost 3-1 to Sion to remain in eighth spot on the ladder in Switzerland.

While he didn’t get on the pitch, Andrew Nabbout was in Urawa Reds’ squad for the first time since injuring his shoulder at June’s FIFA World Cup.

Urawa got past Kashiwa Reysol 3-2 to sit in sixth spot after 28 games.