No joy in European Champions League for our aussies

There was no joy for our Aussies boys playing in the European Champions League overnight, with both Zeljko Kalac and Scott McDonald saying farewell to the competition.

There was no joy for our Aussies boys playing in the European Champions League overnight, with both Zeljko Kalac and Scott McDonald saying farewell to the competition.

Kalac was beaten twice in the final minutes against Arsenal that saw the defending champions, bundled out 2-0 on aggregate by the English Premier League leaders.

There was nothing he could do to keep out a 25-yard strike from Cesc Fabregas with just six minutes remaining and with AC Milan pushing players forward in search of the equaliser, he was beaten again in injury time by Emmanuel Adebayor.

More surprising was McDonald-s relegation to the subs bench for the return leg of Celtic-s clash with Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

As one of the most prolific strikers in Europe this season, McDonald did not get onto the park until the 78th minute and was unable to turn the tide, as Celtic lost 1-0 and 4-2 on aggregate. McDonald, in recent days, has been linked with a move to EPL club Newcastle United.

There was more joy for Hull City-s Australian forward Richard Garcia, who scored a 35-yard wonder goal in his team-s 2-0 win over Burnley in the Championship overnight.

Already ahead 1-0, there was nothing on when Garcia received the ball in the 28th minute, 35 yards out from goal. However Garcia decided to have a crack at goal and his shot dipped perfectly over the head of the Burnley keeper and give his side a 2-0 lead, which they never looked likely to surrender. The win lifted Hull to within two points of the promotion play-offs.

Bristol City extended their lead at the top of the Championship standings, despite being held to a 1-1 draw away at Charlton Athletic. Nick Carle played almost the entire match, coming off near the end, with Bristol-s lead now three points over both Stoke City and Watford, with 10 games remaining.

Meanwhile David Carney-s extended run out of the Sheffield United side continued, again remaining on the bench, as they drew 1-1 away at Ipswich Town; Chris Coyne played a full game, as Colchester lost 4-1 away at Plymouth Argyle, while Patrick Kisnorbo and Paul Henderson both played full games, as Leicester City lost 1-0 away at Preston.

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