How did your Caltex Socceroos get on this weekend?
Every week we're wrapping up all the club football action involving our Aussies abroad.
And this weekend was a particularly eventful one with player debuts, cracking goals and controversy all in store for our Caltex Socceroos around the globe.
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Mathew Ryan came up big for Brighton and Hove Albion with a fine late save to keep out Ryan Bertrand's free-kick in a valuable 2-2 draw away to Southampton.
Mitch Langerak found the going tough in the J.League as Nagoya Grampus’ winning run was halted in a 4-3 loss at home to V-Varen Nagasaki.
There was better news for Danny Vukovic, who kept a clean sheet in Genk’s 1-0 victory over fellow title contenders Anderlecht in the Belgian Pro League.
Brad Jones’ perfect record remains intact at Al-Nassr thanks to a 2-1 victory over Al-Faisaly.
There were debuts for both Aziz Behich and Mark Milligan for their respective clubs on the weekend.
Milligan made his Hibernian entrance off the bench in a 3-2 win over Kilmarnock, while Behich did likewise in PSV’s 7-0 thumping of ADO Den Haag in the Eredivisie. Trent Sainsbury was an unused substitute in that match.
Red Star Belgrade warmed up for the Champions League visit of Napoli with a 6-0 demolition of Radnik Surdulica, with Milos Degenek playing a full 90 minutes.
In Saudi Arabia, Matt Jurman was unable to prevent Al-Ittihad from losing 3-0 to Al-Qadisiyah.
In the Premier League, Aaron Mooy got a full match under his belt but Huddersfield Town lost 1-0 to Crystal Palace.
Caltex Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak returned to midfield and featured for 77 minutes in Aston Villa’s last-gasp 1-1 draw away to Blackburn Rovers.
Also in the English Championship, Massimo Luongo helped QPR climb out of the danger zone with a precious 2-1 win at Bolton, while Jackson Irvine scored in the 89th minute to seal Hull City’s 2-0 win at Ipswich Town - the midfielder showing strength to hold off a challenge before coolly converting in a one-on-one.
Down in League One, Kenny Dougall put another 90 minutes in the bank as Barnsley were edged 1-0 by Coventry.
Over in Scotland, Tom Rogic and Celtic were frustrated in a 0-0 draw against St Mirren, the playmaker playing the full match following Olivier Ntcham’s sending off for a second yellow.
It was an eventful day for Mustafa Amini, who registered an assist and was later sent off in AGF’s 3-2 loss at Horsens, while Ajdin Hrustic played the whole match in Groningen’s 3-0 defeat at Ajax in the Eredivisie.
Daniel Arzani opened his Celtic account with a stunning free kick in the club’s reserves match against Aberdeen.
Robbie Kruse was on the scoresheet too as VfL Bochum hammered Ingolstadt 6-0 in the German second division, with the Caltex Socceroos attacker also claiming an assist.
Jamie Maclaren came off the bench and won the penalty that strike partner Florian Kamberi converted for Hibernian to beat Kilmarnock 3-2, while Mitchell Duke played the final 17 minutes as Shimizu S-Pulse won 3-2 at Kashiwa Reysol.
Awer Mabil returned to Midjtylland’s starting XI and grabbed an assist in a positive 85-minute performance en route to a 3-1 success against Copenhagen.
Featured image: Hibernian FC
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