Qantas Socceroos Round Up
Catch up with all the news of how our overseas-based Qantas Socceroos fared on the weekend, including goals for Scott McDonald and Mile Jedinak.
ENGLAND Premiership • Tim Cahill played a full game as Everton lost their second consecutive game, losing 1-0 to newly promoted Burnley. • Vince Grella and Brett Emerton were unused subs in Blackburn-s 2-1 loss at Sunderland. • Mark Schwarzer played a full match in Fulham-s 2-0 loss at home to Fulham.
Championship • Nick Carle was an unused sub in Crystal Palace-s 2-0 home loss to Newcastle United. • Adam Federici played a full game in Reading-s 3-1 loss at home to Sheffield United. David Carney was again unsighted for the visitors. • Rhys Williams played 90 minutes in Middlesbrough-s 2-0 win at home to Doncaster.
League 1 • Patrick Kisnorbo played a full game in Leeds United-s 3-0 home win against Tranmere. Neil Kilkenny came on in the 79th minute. • Michael Theoklitos was not even on the teamsheet in Norwich-s 5-2 win over Wycombe.
League 2 • Oliver Bozanic was forced off injured after 15 minutes in Cheltenham-s 5-4 home loss to Bradford. But not before setting up Cheltenham-s first.
HOLLAND Eredivisie • Brett Holman provided an assist in AZ Alkmaar-s 2-0 win over Herenveen, before coming off in the 62nd minute. • FC Twente-s Nikita Rukavytsya (ankle) is still injured and did not feature in his team-s 2-1 win over RKC Waalwijk.
ITALY Serie A • Mark Bresciano played a full game in Palermo-s 2-1 win against Napoli. Serie B • Carl Valeri came on in the 62nd minute on Grosseto-s 3-0 loss at home to Torino.
RUSSIA Premier League • Luke Wilkshire was sent off for two bookable offences in Dinamo Moscow-s 3-0 loss to league leaders Rubin Kazan. They are now 10 points adrift.
SCOTLAND Premier League • Scott McDonald scored in Celtic-s 5-2 win over St Johnstone. • Danny Invincibile returned from injury and came off the bench at half time for former Newcastle Jets and Wellington Pheonix defender Steven Old, but Kilmarnock lost 3-1 at Motherwell.
SWEDEN Allsvenskan • Ante Covic played a full game for Elfsborg who beat Orebro 2-1 to go top of the table.
SWITZERLAND Super League • Scott Chipperfield was an unused sub in Basel-s 2-2 draw with Neuchatel Xamax.
TURKEY Super Lig • Mile Jedinak had a brilliant debut for Antalyaspor, scoring a header in a 2-0 win over Kasimpasa. • James Troisi played 74 minutes in Kayserispor-s 4-1 loss to Galatasaray. Harry Kewell did not feature for the victors.
JAPAN J-League • Josh Kennedy picked up a slight injury and did not feature in Nagoya Grampus- 3-2 win at Gamba Osaka.
CHINA Super League • Joel Griffiths came on as a sub for Beijing Guoan, who lost 1-0 away to Jiangsu Sainty. • Mark Milligan played a full game in Shanghai Shenhua-s 1-0 loss to leaders Shandong Luneng.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUALIFIERS • Scott McDonald came on in the 56th minute in Celtic-s 2-0 home loss to Arsenal in last week-s first leg.
EUROPA LEAGUE QUALIFIERS First legs • Tim Cahill played a full game as Everton defeated Sigma Olomouc (Czech Republic) 4-0 at home. • Scott Chipperfield played 90 minutes as Basel won 3-1 against FC Baku (Azerbaijan). • Ante Covic played the full game in Elfsborg-s 3-0 loss away to Lazio. • Harry Kewell came off the bench and netted again in Galatasaray-s 5-0 win over Levadia Tallinn (Estonia). • Michael Petkovic was sent off for Sivasspor-s 3-0 home loss to UEFA Cup winners Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine). • Mark Schwarzer-s Fulham beat Amkar Perm (Russia) 3-1, with the keeper playing a full match. • Luke Wilkshire played a full game in Dinamo Moscow-s scoreless draw away to CSKA Sofia.
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