It was a top weekend for the Aussie veterans with Socceroo Tim Cahill on target and Daniel McBreen scoring a brace. Meanwhile, Ben Halloran continued to press his case for a ticket to Rio with a another goal while Mathew Ryan - subject of recent Real Madrid speculation - kept Club Brugge in the title hunt with a clean sheet.
On the final matchday of the English Premier League Brad Jones was an unused substitute when Liverpool’s 2-1 win against Newcastle United was not enough to win the title. Mark Schwarzer played a full match in Chelsea’s 2-1 win at Cardiff. Chris Herd was absent from the matchday squad when Aston Villa lost 3-0 at Tottenham Hotspur. Mile Jedinak played 59 minutes in Crystal Palace’s 2-2 draw at Fulham FC.
In the League One Promotion play-off semi-final Bailey Wright played a full match while Neil Kilkenny was not in the squad in Preston North End’s 1-1 draw with Rotherham United 1-1 in the first leg.
In the League Two Promotion play-off semi-final Shane Cansdell-Sherriff was missing due to Achilles injury when Burton Albion won 1-0 against Southend in the first leg.
In the final of the promotion play-off in the Conference South Shane Huke played a full match for Ebbsfleet who narrowly lost 1-0 against Dover Athletic.
On the final matchday of the German Bundesliga Mitch Langerak was an unused substitute in Borussia Dortmund’s 4-0 win at Hertha BSC. Robbie Kruse was missing due to a torn ACL when Bayer Leverkusen won 2-1 against Werder Bremen giving them a berth in the Champions League Qualification play-off.
In the 2. Bundesliga Ben Halloran ended the season on a high by playing a full match and scoring another goal in Fortuna Düsseldorf’s 4-2 win against Kaiserslautern. Mathew Leckie played 86 minutes when FSV Frankfurt won 2-0 against 1. FC Koln. Nikita Rukavytsya was not in the squad.
In the 3. Liga Mustafa Amini was not in the squad in Borussia Dortmund II’s 3-0 win against SV Elversberg.
In the Regionalliga West Kwame Yeboah came on after 70 minutes when Borussia Monchengladbach II won 1-0 at Rot-Weiss Essen.
In the Rheinlandliga Max Haubus played a full match in TuS Koblenz II’s 2-0 win at FSV Trier-Tarforst.
In the Italian Serie B Carl Valeri was an unused substitute when Ternana Calcio lost 2-0 at Latina Calcio.
In the Primeira Liga in Portugal Caleb Patterson-Sewell was an unused substitute in Gil Vicente’s 1-0 win against Nacional Madeira.
In the Europa League play-off semi-final of the Dutch Eredivisie Eli Babalj was not in the squad when AZ Alkmaar reached the Final despite a 1-0 loss at SC Heerenveen.
In the 2. Lig in Turkey Emre Balcı came on after 60 minutes when Inegolspor lost 3-1 at Aydinspor 1923.
In the Belgian Eerste Klasse Mathew Ryan was in fine form again keeping a clean sheet in Club Brugge’s crucial 1-0 win at Standard Liege. The team is on equal points with leaders RSC Anderlecht with two matches left to be played.
In the Greek Football League 2 Billy Konstantinidis played a full match when Panserraikos lost 2-0 at Neo Agioneri. Niko Tsattalios was rested in Kambaniakos’ 1-1 draw at Thesprotos.
In the Swiss Super League Oliver Bozanic came on after 46 minutes when FC Luzern lost 3-4 against Lausanne-Sport. Dario Vidosic played 81 minutes and put his name on the scoresheet in FC Sion’s 3-1 win against FC Thun.
In the 2. Division in Denmark Dario Al Saad was an unused substitute when Svebolle BI lost 3-0 at home against FC Roskilde.
In the Bundesliga in Austria James Holland played a full match in Austria Wien’s 2-1 loss against Sturm Graz which means that his team missed the qualification for international football next season.
In the Prva Liga in Croatia Tomislav Mrcela played a full match in Hrvatski Dragovoljac’s 3-2 win against RNK Split. Steven Ugarkovic was not in the squad when NK Osijek lost 4-2 at Hajduk Split.
In the Scottish Premiership Jackson Irvine played a full match when Kilmarnock won 1-0 at Hibernian. Dylan McGowan also played a full match in Heart of Midlothian’s 1-1 draw at St. Mirren.
In the Relegation Play-off in the Championship Sebastian Usai was an unused substitute when Cowdenbeath secured their participation in the next season with a 3-1 win against Ayr United.
In the Toppserien in Norway Eliza Campbell played a full match when Medkila IL lost 1-0 against Roa IL.
In the Final of the Irish Setanta Cup Mark Griffin was an unused substitute in Dundalk’s 1-0 loss against Sligo Rovers.
In the 2. Deild Karla in Iceland Kile Kennedy played a full match in KF Fjardabyggd scoreless draw at IR Reykjavik.
In the Primera Division in Uruguay Richard Porta was not in the squad when Club Nacional won 3-0 against Miramar Misiones.
In the J.League Division 1 Mitch Nichols came on after 72 minutes in Cerezo Osaka’s 1-0 loss against Vegalta Sendai for whom Danny Vukovic was not in the squad. Joshua Kennedy was missing due to thigh injury when Nagoya Grampus lost 2-1 against Gamba Osaka.
In the K-League Classic Alex Wilkinson came on after 54 minutes in Jeonbuk’s 1-1 draw against Incheon United. Luke DeVere played a full match when Gyeongnam FC drew 1-1 with Jeju United for whom Aleksandar Jovanovic was not in the squad. Robert Cornthwaite was an unused substitute in Jeonnam Dragons’ 3-1 loss at Pohang.
In the Arabian Gulf League in the UA Emirates Brett Holman played until half-time when Al Nasr won 3-0 at Dubai Club. Alex Brosque was missing due to ankle injury in Al Ain’s 1-0 win at Al Wasl.
In Chinese Super League Ryan McGowan did not play when Shandong Luneng lost 1-0 at Shanghai Shenhua. Billy Celeski also did not play in Liaoning Hongyun’s 1-0 loss at Beijing Guoan. Daniel McBreen played a full match and scored twice when Shanghai Dongya won 5-2 against Guizhou Renhe for whom Jonas Salley also played a full match. Adam Hughes played a full match in Harbin Yiteng’s 3-1 loss at Dalian.
In the Thai Premier League Erik Paartalu played a full match in Muangthong’s scoreless draw at Buriam United. Trent McClenahan also played a full match when PTT Rayong FC drew 1-1 with Bangkok United.
In the Malaysian Super League Steven Pantelidis played a full match when Mehmet Durakovic’s Selangor won 1-0 at Pahang FA. Ryan Griffiths played a full match and scored the second goal when Sarawak lost 3-2 at Sime Darby. Goran Subara came on after 53 minutes in T-Team’s 1-1 draw with Terengganu FA for whom Mario Karlovic came on after 70 minutes. Spase Dilevski was not in the squad when ATM FA lost 2-1 at Perak FA.
In the Premier League Ndumba Makeche played a full match in Felda United’s 1-0 win against Negeri Sembilan. Adam Griffiths played a full match when David Mitchell’s Kedah FA thumped PBAPP FC with a 7-2 win. Srecko Mitrovic was missing due to Achilles injury in Sabah FA’s 2-2 draw with PDRM FA.
In the First Division League in Hong Kong Marko Jesic was an unused substitute when Sun Pegasus won 1-0 against HK Rangers 1-0 (1-0). Andy Barisic played a full match and scored the first goal of the match in South China’s 3-2 win against Citizen. Dylan Macallister also played a full match when Eastern Salon lost 1-0 against Yuen Long.
In the Major League Soccer in the USA Tim Cahill played a full match and scored when New York Red Bulls lost 5-4 at home against Chicago Fire.
In the USL Pro Yahaya Musa played 72 minutes in Wilmington Hammerheads’ 1-0 win at Charleston Battery.
In the first leg of the OFC Champions League Final Michael Rutherford was an unused substitute when Nathan Hall’s Amicale FC drew 1-1 with Auckland City.1 comment