Young Australian attacker Brandon Borrello has scored his first goal for German club Kaiserslautern in a crucial win in the 2.Bundesliga on Saturday morning (AEDT).
The ex-Brisbane Roar winger scored the opening goal in his sides 3-1 win over Holstein Kiel.
In just the second minute, Borrello was on hand to slot home from around the penalty spot after superb work by Osayamen Osawe down the left wing.
It was Borrello’s first goal since his switch from the Hyundai A-League and came at the venue - Fritz-Walter Stadion – of the Caltex Socceroos famous win over Japan at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
The visitors hit back just 11 minutes later but goals from Christoph Moritz and Osawe sealed a valuable three points for Kaiserslautern to boost their chances of avoiding the drop.
Borrello, 22, has started the last nine games for the club and has five assists to go with his solitary goal this campaign.
Also in 2.Bundesliga, Robbie Kruse was substituted in the final minute as his FC Bochum won 2-1 Darmstadt 98.
Despite falling behind just after the hour mark, two goals in three minutes helped Bochum to victory at the Vonovia Ruhrstadion to ease the club’s relegation fears.
Elsewhere, Danny Vukovic’s Genk have pulled clear in sixth spot in Belgium after a solid 3-1 win at home over Zulte-Waregem.
Vukovic made five saves for the match, only beaten by a penalty by the visitor’s Hamdi Harbaoui on 32 minutes.
And in Portugal, former Adelaide United winger Awer Mabil came on for the last 23 minutes as Pacos de Ferreira lost 2-0 at home against Tondela.
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