Caltex Socceroos striker Tomi Juric is hitting form at just the right time, scoring twice in a big win for FC Luzern in Switzerland this morning (Thurs).
In a thrilling Swiss Cup match away against Aarau, Juric scored in either half as Luzern prevailed 5-3 to progress to the semi-finals.
The 25-year-old played almost 80 minutes, receiving a huge ovation from the travelling fans when replaced by Cedric Itten.
It took less than three minutes for Juric to make his presence felt, putting the visitors in front before they scored again just two minutes later to establish a comfortable early lead.
The home side clawed their way back to level things up at 3-3 early in the second half before Juric turned the game back in Luzern’s favour with a clinical finish on 55 minutes.
After Christian Schneuwly made it 5-3 with 13 minutes left, the Aussie striker was replaced soon after with his side’s spot in the last four of the Cup assured.
Juric’s brace is sure to please Caltex Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou, with the two crucial FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Iraq and UAE now just three weeks away.
Elsewhere and in Scotland Ryan Edwards played a full match for Partick Thistle as they battled out a massive 1-0 win at Dundee in the SPL.
And the young Aussie was involved in the goal, as Kris Doolan’s cross to Edwards was eventually bundled over the line by Dundee defender Julen Etxabeguren.
With the win Thistle have now leapfrogged Dundee into sixth spot on the SPL ladder.
And in the Dutch Cup, Craig Goodwin came on just before the hour mark as his Sparta Rotterdam were beaten 2-1 at home by Vitesse.
Fellow Aussie Kenneth Dougall watched from the bench for Sparta.
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