Caltex Socceroos teammates Mitch Langerak and Mathew Leckie are set to come head-to-head when the Bundesliga season kicks off this weekend.
Leckie’s outfit Hertha Berlin play host to Langerak’s Vfb Stuttgart in the opening round of the new campaign.
Langerak played a starring role in Stuttgart’s promotion to the Bundesliga last season but is currently locked in a battle for a starting berth with Ron-Robert Zieler.
But should the Socceroos gloveman get the nod, he’ll have his hands full with the likes of Leckie, Ivory Coast attacker Salomon Kalou and Bosnian striker Vedad Ibišević.
Leckie, who moved from relegated FC Ingolstadt in the off-season, has started the season in excellent touch after setting up both goals in last week’s 2-0 German Cup win over Hansa Rostock.
In the 2.Bundesliga, Jamie Maclaren’s SV Darmstadt will look to continue their unbeaten start to the campaign when they play host to St Pauli.
Former Roar flyer Brandon Borrello will be hoping to see his first minutes of the season when FC Kaiserslautern travel to Fortuna Dusseldorf.
Listen to the official 2018 FIFA World Cup song 'Live It Up'
Live It Up, the official song of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, has landed. The Diplo-produced tune is a collaboration between American singer-songwriter Nicky Jam, Hollywood star Will Smith and singer Era Istrefi. The official music video is due to be released on June 7. For
Czech Republic announce squad for Caltex Socceroos friendly
Czech Republic has announced its squad for its upcoming friendly meeting with the Caltex Socceroos next week in Sankt Pölten, Austria. Bert van Marwijk’s side will take on Czech Republic next Friday 1 June (9pm kick-off (AEST) at the NV Arena in one of their final hitouts befo
Reborn Rukavytsya never lost hope in Caltex Socceroos re-call
Caltex Socceroos forward Nikita Rukavytsya is relishing the opportunity to make up for lost time when the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia commences next month. After bursting onto the national scene as a fleet-footed attacker under Pim Verbeek at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South
Hungary name squad ahead of Caltex Socceroos friendly
Hungary, the Caltex Socceroos’ final warm-up opponents before the FIFA World Cup begins, have named their provisional squad for next month’s friendly in Budapest. The squad of 22 players doesn’t yet contain anyone from the Hungarian league, with more names to be added before t