It continues to be a busy time for Australia’s footballers playing abroad with plenty of action in both Europe and Asia over the past couple of days.
It continues to be a busy time for Australia-s footballers playing abroad with plenty of action in both Europe and Asia over the past couple of days.
New Millwall signing Scott McDonald made his debut for the club after coming on in the second half as he attempts to get back into the mix for the Socceroos squad for Brazil 2014.
Fellow Aussie Shane Lowry also played for Millwall in the opening matchday but neither could prevent the side-s 1-0 loss to newly promoted Championship side Yeovil Town.
Josh Kennedy kept up his goal-scoring run to help his J-League side Nagoya Grampus claim a 3-2 away victory at Jubilo Iwata.
Kennedy scored in the 61st minute to give Nagoya a 2-1 lead before going on to claim the win and move further away from the relegation zone.
Socceroos hero Mark Schwarzer made a short but solid start to his Chelsea FC career after coming on in the 73rd of his new side-s friendly against Inter Milan.
Playing in the International Champions Cup in Indianapolis, USA, Schwarzer ensured his side kept a clean sheet as they claimed a 2-0 victory in the quarter-final stage of the competition.
Back in England, Dylan Tombides scored in West Ham-s friendly win against AFC Hornchurch.
The 19-year-old put the ball in the back of the net in the 12th minute and played until the 71st as the Hammers won 4-2. Tombides is looking to break into the first team after making his debut and only appearance as a substitute for his side in a 4-1 League Cup defeat to Wigan Athletic last season.
Rhys Williams played the full match as his Championship side Middlesborough went down to Leicester City 2-1.
In Germany Mitch Langerak played a full game for his Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.
Langerak kept a clean sheet in the side-s 3-0 victory over fourth-tier club SV Wilhelmshaven.
James Holland-s Austria Wien took on SV Ried in the third round of the top Austrian division with the team-s finishing locked up at 3-3.
In Chinese Super League action Daniel Mullen played a full game for Dalian Aerbin as they won 3-0 over Wuhan Zall. Jonas Salley-s Guizhou Renhe had a 2-2 draw with Guangzhou Evergrande while Ryan Griffiths Chinese League One side Bejing Baxy claimed a 3-1 win over Chengdu Blades.
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