Mat Leckie played a full game for his German club Hertha Berlin but they gave up a lead and lost 2-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt overnight.
In a snowy Berlin, the Caltex Socceroo flyer started for Hertha and provided the assist for Davie Selke as they took an early lead in the German capital.
Marius Wolf'equalised for the visitors ten minutes later and Kevin-Prince Boateng hurt his former club with a late goal to help his side to the three points and stun Leckie's Hertha.
Leckie told Bundesliga.com that his side "fell asleep".
"We handled it well for the most part of the game but I guess we fell asleep for two situations and were punished with two goals.
"I don't think Frankfurt was the better team today. They just took the chances they had."
Leckie is set to be a key part of the Caltex Socceroos side at the next World Cup in Russia.