Mustafa Amini’s red-hot start to life in the Danish Superliga endured a small setback when he received a straight red just after the hour mark in Randers 3-2 away loss AGF overnight.
Randers were up 2-0 at half time but conceded three second-half goals and were reduced to nine-men when Amini’s teammate Kasper Fisker was also sent from the field in the 86th minute.
Meanwhile, the goal scoring action continued in Asia this week, as Socceroo legend Tim Cahill scored yet again in China. Nathan Burns netted for FC Tokyo in a friendly, while Josh Maguire grabbed one goal and set up two others as his side lost 9-5 in Cambodia.
In the United States, Ellie Brush was on the scoresheet in the National Women’s Soccer League, while Tara Andrews scored as her Colorado Pride team went down 2-1 in the final of the American W-League.
In the opening round of matches in the Scottish Premier League, Ryan McGowan played a full match for Dundee United as they lost 1-0 at home to Aberdeen FC. Scott McDonald played until the 83rd minute as Motherwell FC won 1-0 away to Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Tom Rogic was an unused substitute as Celtic FC won 2-0 at home to Ross County. Jesse Curran was not in the squad as Dundee FC won 4-0 away to Kilmarnock FC.
In the Irish Premier Division, Mark Griffin was missing due to injury as Bohemian FC lost 4-0 away to Cork City.
In the Irish First Division, Dylan Mernagh played a full match as Waterford United lost 3-1 at home to Cobh Ramblers.
Sore one to take today didn't think was much in the game! Pick ourselves up tomorrow and get a good weeks training in ready for next week
— Ryan McGowan (@rmcgowan89) August 2, 2015
In the 2. Bundesliga in Germany, Milos Degenek played a full match for TSV 1860 Munich as they lost 1-0 at home to SC Freiburg. James Holland came on in the 70th minute as MSV Duisburg lost 3-0 away to VfL Bochum. Ben Halloran was an unused substitute as FC Heidenheim lost 3-2 away to FC Nurnberg.
In the opening round of matches in the German Regionalliga West, Kwame Yeboah was not in the squad for Borussia Monchengladbach II ran out 5-1 winners over TuS Erndtebruck.
In the opening round of matches in the Hessenliga in Germany, Max Haubus played a full match as SV Rot-Weiss Hadamar came back to secure a 1-1 home draw with SV Wiesbaden.
In the Eerste Klasse in Belgium, Bernie Ibini was missing due to injury as Club Brugge KV won 3-0 at home to KV Mechelen.
In the Prva Liga in Croatia, Tomislav Mrcela was an unused substitute for both matches this week as NK Lokomotiva Zagreb first played to a 2-2 draw away to Slaven Belupo before losing 3-1 away to HNK Rijeka. Steven Ugarkovic was also an unused substitute as NK Osijek played out a 2-2 draw with NK Istra 1961. Roko Strika was not in the squad as NK Zagreb lost 2-0 at home to Dinamo Zagreb.
In the Romanian Liga I, Anthony Carter was not in the squad for CFR Cluj as they won 2-0 at home to FC Voluntari.
In the Danish Superliga, Mustafa Amini was in the starting eleven but was sent off in the 65th minute while Jack Duncan was an unused substitute for Randers FC as they lost 3-2 away to AGF Aarhus. Awer Mabil was not in the squad (pending clearance) as FC Midtjylland won 1-0 at home over Odense BK.
In the One Lyga in Lithuania, Evan Alexandrow-Ridley played until the 50th before being subbed out with an injury as FC Dziugas lost 5-1 at home to FK Panevezys. In another match, Alexandrow-Ridley was missing due to injury as Dziugas played out a scoreless draw away to FK Silas.
In the One Deild Karla in Iceland, Kile Kennedy played a full match for KF Fjardabyggd as they played to a 3-3 draw with Fram Reykjavik.
In the Division Two Sodra Gotaland in Sweden, Kliment Taseski came on in the 73rd minute as FC Rosengard as they won 2-1 at home to BW 90 IF.
In the 3. Divisjon Avdeling One in Norway, Saka came on in the 82nd minute as Nesodden IF lost 3-1 away to IL Borgar.
In the first leg of round three qualifiers in the UEFA Champions League, Tom Rogic was an unused substitute for Celtic FC as they won 1-0 at home to Azerbaijani champions Qarabag Agdam. Bernie Ibini was missing due to injury as Club Brugge KV lost 2-1 away to Greek side Panathinaikos. Awer Mabil was not in the squad (pending clearance) as FC Midtjylland suffered a 2-1 home loss to Cypriot champions Apoel FC.
In the Norwegian Toppserien, Eliza Campbell was not in the squad for Medkila IL as they lost 2-1 away to Trondheims Orn.
In the Chinese Super League, Tim Cahill played a full match and scored the only goal of the game as Shanghai Shenhua won 1-0 at home to Henan Jianye.
In the China League One, Jonas Salley played a full match for Nei Mongol Zhongyou as they won 4-1 at home over Hebei Huaxia Xingfu. Adam Hughes was in the starting eleven for Ha’erbin Yiteng as they won 2-1 at home to Shenzhen Hongzuan.
In the Japanese J-League, Mitchell Duke played a full match for Shimizu S-Pulse as they came back to win 2-1 away to Yokohama F Marinos. Nathan Burns was an unused substitute as FC Tokyo won 3-1 at home to Vegalta Sendai.
In the Thai Premier League, Matt Smith played a full match for Bangkok Glass as they won 3-2 at home to Chiangrai United. Brent McGrath was not in the squad as Port FC drew 2-2 with Saraburi FC. Michael Cvetkovski did not play as Navy FC lost 2-1 away to Osotspa FC.
In the Division One League in Thailand, Goran Subara played a full match for Police United as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Samut Songkhram. Kyle Nix also played a full match as PTT Rayong FC lost 2-1 away to Air Force Central.
In the third round of the FA Cup in Thailand, Aaron Evans played a full match and converted his penalty in the shoot-out as Kamphaengphet FC beat Phitsanulok FC 4-2 on penalties after the match was tied 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Goran Subara also played a full match as Police United ran out 7-2 winners over Phanthong FC. Brent McGrath came on in the 56th minute as Port FC beat TOT SC 8-7 on penalties after the match had finished 2-2 after 90 minutes and 3-3 after extra time. Matt Smith was an unused substitute for Bangkok Glass as they won 3-1 at home over Rangsit FC. Michael Cvetkovski did not play as Navy FC lost 3-1 away to Muangthong United.
In the Malaysian Super League, Ndumba Makeche played a full match for Felda United as they lost 2-1 away to Singapore Lions XII. Robbie Cornthwaite played until half-time as Selangor FA came back to secure a 1-1 home draw with PDRM FA. Jon McKain was not in the squad for Kelantan FA as they won 1-0 at home to Perak FA. Ryan Griffiths was also not in the squad as Sarawak FA lost 2-0 at home to Johor Darul Ta’zim. Mario Karlovic was another not in the squad as ATM FA suffered a 5-1 home loss to Terengganu FA. In matches played earlier in the week, McKain played for Kelantan until half-time as they ran out 5-1 winners at home to ATM FA, for whom Karlovic was again not in the squad.
In the Malaysian Premier League, Cameron Edwards played a full match for Putrajaya as they won 3-0 at home to Sabah FA, for whom Joel Chianese also played a full match.
In the UFL Division One in the Philippines, Tahj Minniecon was not in the squad for either match as Loyola Meralco Sparks first drew 2-2 away to Global Manila before winning 4-0 at home to Green Archers United.
In the C-League in Cambodia, Josh Maguire played a full match, scored one goal and set up two others as Western University lost 9-5 at home to Boeung Ket Angkor. In an earlier match, no detailed information was available on Maguire as Western University won 3-0 over Police Commissary.
In Major League Soccer in the United States, Andy Rose came on in the 76th minute as Seattle Sounders lost 3-0 at home to Vancouver Whitecaps.
In the USL Pro, Harrison Delbridge was an unused substitute for Portland Timbers II as they lost 1-0 at home to LA Galaxy II. In another match, Delbridge was not in the squad as Portland won 1-0 away to Austin Aztecs.
In the National Women’s Soccer League in the USA, Ellie Brush played a full match for Houston Dash as they lost 3-1 away to Washington Spirit, for whom Hayley Raso came on in the 51st minute and Lydia Williams was not in the squad.
— Leah Suydam (@LeahSuydam) August 2, 2015
Michelle Heyman played a full match for Western New York Flash as they won 2-1 away to Sky Blue FC, for whom Caitlin Foord played until the 85th minute while Sam Kerr played until the 74th minute and set up her side’s only goal. In matches played earlier in the week, Brush played a full match and scored as Houston Dash won 3-2 over FC Kansas City. Clare Polkinghorne played until the 89th minute and Stephanie Catley was an unused substitute as Portland Thorns won 2-0 away to Western New York Flash, for whom Heyman again played a full match. Kyah Simon was not in the squad for Boston Breakers as they lost 2-1 at home to Seattle Reign. Earlier in the week, Polkinghorne played a full match while Catley played until the 44th minute as the Thorns lost 3-0 away to Seattle Reign.
In the final of the American W-League, Tara Andrews played a full match and scored the opening goal of the game as Colorado Pride went down 2-1 to Washington Spirit (R).
In club friendlies this week, Mat Ryan played a full match and kept a clean sheet as Valencia CF lost 5-4 on penalties to Portuguese giants FC Porto after the match finished 0-0 after 90 minutes and extra time. Bailey Wright and Neil Kilkenny both played full matches for Preston North End as they lost 3-2 at Bury FC. Nathan Burns was in the starting eleven and scored his side’s second goal as FC Tokyo lost 3-2 at German side Eintracht Frankfurt. Adam Federici played a full match for AFC Bournemouth as they lost 3-2 at home to Championship side Cardiff City. Alex Cisak played a full match and kept a clean sheet while Shane Lowry was not in the squad as Leyton Orient won 1-0 away to Southend United. Mark Milligan was in the starting eleven for Baniyas SC as they won 3-2 against Spanish side Levante. Jordan Lyden played a full match for Aston Villa U21 as they lost 3-0 to Tamworth FC.
Jason Davidson played until the 82nd minute as Huddersfield Town lost 2-1 away to Barnsley FC. James Meredith played until the 79th minute as Bradford City lost 2-0 away to Burnley FC. Bradden Inman played until the 75th minute as Crewe Alexandra lost 3-2 away to Chester FC. Massimo Luongo played until the 55th minute as Queens Park Rangers came back to draw 1-1 with Atalanta. Mile Jedinak played until half-time as Crystal Palace came back to draw 1-1 with Fulham FC. Gethin Jones also played until half-time as Everton U21 lost 3-1 away to Tranmere Rovers.
Apostolis Giannou came on in the 41st minute as Asteras Tripolis won 1-0 at home to PAS Giannina. Mathew Leckie came on in the 64th minute as FC Ingolstadt lost 2-0 away to Red Bull Leipzig. Adam Sarota came on in the 65th minute as FC Utrecht won 2-0 at home over FC Lienden. Robbie Kruse came on in the 76th minute as Bayer Leverkusen won 4-0 at home to Spanish side Levante. Josh Brillante came on in the 85th minute as Empoli FC won 1-0 away to AC Pistoiese. Chris Ikonomidis came on in the 86th minute as Lazio lost 3-0 away to German side FSV Mainz.
Mark Schwarzer was an unused substitute for Leicester City as they won 3-2 at Birmingham City. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff was also an unused substitute as Burton Albion lost 3-1 at home to Championship side Derby County.
In matches played earlier in the week, Schwarzer played a full match as Leicester won 2-1 away to Rotherham United, for whom Callum Elder came on in the 46th minute. Wright played a full match while Kilkenny played until half-time as Preston lost 4-3 away to Carlisle United. Davidson played until the 78th minute as Huddersfield played out a goalless draw with Deportivo La Coruna. Cisak played until the 69th minute and kept a clean sheet as Orient secured a 4-0 win away to Woking FC. Brillante played until the 68th minute as Empoli won 4-1 away to Esperia Viareggio. Kruse came on in the 65th minute as Leverkusen won 3-1 over Chievo Verona of Italy.
Goalkeeper Alex Cisak has left Burnley and signed a two year deal with English League Two side Leyton Orient, where he spent time on loan last season.comments