Aussies Abroad: Langerak stars, Macca scores

Mitch Langerak came up big for Borussia Dortmund while Massimo Luongo played a full game for Swindon Town in League One overnight.

Langerak was in goal as Dortmund progressed to the last four of the German Cup (DFB Pokal) with a gripping 3-2 extra-time win over Hoffenheim in the quarter-finals. 

Dortmund, who trailed 2-1 at the break, equalized through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang early in the second half before Langerak made a couple of huge saves to keep the scores level. 

Sebastian Kehl then won it for the home side with a great strike in the second half of extra-time to have the Socceroo gloveman just two wins away from silverware. 

McDonald is relishing his time back at Motherwell, scoring just before the break of their 5-0 drubbing of St Mirren in the Scottish Premier League. 

The 31-year-old lashed home from just inside the box to make it 3-0 on the way to their comfortable victory to move further away from St Mirren at the foot of the SPL ladder.

Also in Scotland, Jackson Irvine played until the 82nd minute as his Ross County beat St Johnstone 1-0.

Adam Federici was in goal as Reading battled to a 1-1 draw away to Blackpool in the English Championship, while Luongo played a full game as Swindon Town were beaten 3-0 at League One leaders Bristol City. 

Midfielder James Holland got through 90 minutes as his Austria Wien progressed in the Austrian Cup with a 2-0 win over SV Kapfenberg. 

Trent Sainsbury was an unused substitute as PEC Zwolle needed penalties to beat FC Twente to advance in the Dutch Cup, while Brett Holman played a full game in Al Nasr’s 2-1 win over Kazma SC in the UAE.