Aussies Abroad weekend wrap

Lots of domestic cup action across Europe this week, with Socceroos Mitch Langerak and Robbie Kruse helping their sides to wins in the German Cup. Chris Ikonomidis was again the star of the show for Lazio Youth, with the striker scoring one and setting up the other two in a 3-0 win. Meanwhile Tolgay OIzbey popped up with a 93rd minute winner in the Indian Super League, James Troisi was on target and Tim Cahill’s New York Red Bulls are just one step away from the Eastern Conference Finals in the MLS.

In the English Premier League, Jason Davidson was not in the squad for West Bromwich Albion as they won 1-0 away at Leicester City. Mark Schwarzer was not in the squad as Chelsea FC won 2-1 at home to Queens Park Rangers. Curtis Good was missing due to injury as Newcastle United recorded a 1-0 home win over Liverpool, for whom Brad Jones was an unused substitute.

In the Championship in England, Scott McDonald played a full match and set up his sides only goal as Millwall were beaten 3-1 away at Watford FC. Adam Federici played a full match while Ryan Edwards was not in the squad for Reading FC in their 3-1 loss away to Blackburn Rovers. Cameron Burgess was not in the squad while Adam Taggart was missing due to injury as Fulham drew 3-3 with Wigan Athletic. Rhys Williams was missing due to injury for Middlesbrough in their 3-0 away win over Rotherham United. Chris Herd was not in the squad as Bolton Wanderers lost 2-1 away to Norwich City.

In the English League One, Neil Kilkenny played until the 84th minute while Bailey Wright was missing due to injury as Preston North End suffered a 3-0 defeat at Rochdale AFC. Massimo Luongo played a full match as Swindon Town lost 2-1 at Milton Keynes Dons. Ryan Williams played a full match as Barnsley FC won 1-0 away to Sheffield United. James Meredith also played a full match as Bradford City lost 2-1 at home to Doncaster Rovers. Shane Lowry was not in the squad for Leyton Orient in their 2-2 draw at home to Coventry City. Bradden Inman also was not in the squad as Crewe Alexandra drew 1-1 with Crawley Town.

In matches played earlier in the week, Kilkenny played until the 85th minute while Wright was again missing due to injury as Preston won 2-0 away to Leyton Orient, for whom Lowry played a full match. Luongo also played a full match as Swindon won 3-0 at Chesterfield FC.

In League Two in England, Alex Cisak played a full match and kept a clean sheet as York City FC won 1-0 at home to Cheltenham Town FC. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff played a full match for Burton Albion in their 1-1 draw with Plymouth Argyle. James Wesolowski came on in the 96th minute as Shrewsbury Town came back from 1-0 down to defeat Dagenham & Redbridge 2-1 away from home.

In the English Conference Premier, Aaron Downes played a full match and scored a late consolation goal as Torquay United lost 2-1 away to Kidderminster Harriers, for whom Joshua Riis was not in the squad. Mitchell Austin played until the 71st minute as Southport FC drew 2-2 at home to Dover Athletic. Alex Baird was not in the squad for Gateshead FC in their 2-1 win away to Aldershot Town. Alex Grant was not in the squad for Macclesfield Town in their 1-1 draw with Nuneaton Town. Daniel Collins was also not in the squad as Wrexham FC played out a goalless draw with Halifax Town. Lee Burns was another not in the squad as Dartford FC in their 3-0 loss away to Grimsby Town.

In the Conference South in England, Jeremy Walker was in the starting eleven for Concord Rangers in their 2-0 home win against Weston-super-Mare. Shane Huke was an unused substitute as Ebbsfleet United won 2-0 away at Staines Town.

In round 4 of the English League Cup, Brad Jones played a full match as Liverpool came from behind to win 2-1 at home to fellow Premier League outfit Swansea City. Jason Davidson also played a full match as West Bromwich Albion lost 2-1 away to Championship high fliers AFC Bournemouth. Mark Schwarzer was an unused substitute as Chelsea FC won 2-1 away to League Two side Shrewsbury Town, for whom James Wesolowski was not in the squad. Cameron Burgess was not in the squad while Adam Taggart was missing due to injury as Fulham FC lost 5-2 at home to fellow Championship side Derby County. Curtis Good was missing due to injury as Newcastle United eliminated holders Manchester City 2-0.

In the 4th round of qualifying for the FA Cup in England, Mitchell Austin played until the 74th minute as Southport FC eliminated Tamworth FC 4-2 on penalties, after the match had finished tied 1-1. Alex Grant started and scored the opening goal of the game before being sent off moments before halftime as Macclesfield Town lost 5-2 away to Wrexham FC, for whom Daniel Collins was not in the squad.

In the first qualifying round of the FA Trophy in England, Greg Downes played a full match as Romulus FC won 3-1 at home to Gresley FC. 

In the English U21 Premier League Division 1, Gethin Jones played a full match for Everton FC U21 in their 3-0 home win over Norwich City U21. Brad Smith also played a full match as Liverpool FC U21 won 2-1 at home to Tottenham Hotspur U21. Thomas Beadling was an unused substitute as Sunderland AFC U21 drew 1-1 away to Southampton FC U21. Callum Elder was not in the squad for Leicester City U21 in their impressive 6-2 win over Manchester City U21. In another match, Jones was not in the squad as Everton FC U21 lost 3-1 away to Manchester City U21.

In the U21 Premier League Division 2 in England, Ryan Edwards played a full match as Reading FC U21 won 2-0 away at Brighton & Hove Albion U21. Hyuga Tanner also played a full match in Blackburn Rovers U21’s 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion U21. Curtis Good was missing due to injury as Newcastle United U21 lost 2-1 to local rivals Middlesbrough U21. Jordan Lyden and Thomas Strain were not in the squad as Aston Villa U21 won 2-1 at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers U21.

In the English U21 PDL League 2 – North Division, Josh Macdonald was not in the squad for Nottingham Forest U21 as they won 3-1 at home to Crewe Alexandra U21. Meanwhile in the South Division, Giancarlo Gallifuoco played a full match while James Demetriou was missing due to injury as Swansea City U21 drew 2-2 with Queens Park Rangers U21.

In the German Bundesliga, Robbie Kruse was an unused substitute as Bayer Leverkusen lost 1-0 away to Hamburger SV. Mitch Langerak was also an unused substitute as Borussia Dortmund lost 2-1 away to giants Bayern Munich.

In the 2. Bundesliga in Germany, Ben Halloran came on for Fortuna Dusseldorf in the 26th minute while Mathew Leckie played a full match for FC Ingolstadt as the sides played out a goalless draw.

In the German 3. Liga, Mustafa Amini played until the 74th minute as Borussia Dortmund II lost 2-1 away to VfB Stuttgart II.

In the Regionalliga West in Germany, Kwame Yeboah was an unused substitute as Borussia Monchengladbach II lost 2-1 at home to RW Oberhausen. Brandon Chin and Zane Chothia were not in the squad as FC Hennef 05 lost 4-0 at home to RW Essen.

In the German Mittelrheinliga, Sam Gibson was not in the squad for TSV Germania Windeck in their 1-0 home loss to Borussia Freialdenhoven.

In the Bayernliga Sud in Germany, Jonathan Faerber was not in the squad as TSV 1860 Rosenheim won 2-1 at home to SB DJK Rosenheim.

In the German Hessenliga, Max Haubus was missing due to injury as SV Rot-Weiss Hadamar won 3-1 at home to OSC Vellmar.

In in round 2 the DFB-Pokal in Germany, Mitch Langerak played a full match and kept a clean sheet as Borussia Dortmund won 3-0 away at 2. Bundesliga side FC St. Pauli. Robbie Kruse came on in the 46th minute and scored in the penalty shootout as Bayer Leverkusen eliminated FC Magdeburg. The match had ended 1-1 after 90 minutes and 2-2 after extra time, with Leverkusen eventually winning 5-4 on penalties.

In the Greek Superleague, Apostolis Giannou played a full match and scored two goals as Panionios GSS drew 2-2 away at PAE Veria, for whom Theo Markelis was not in the squad. Robert Stambolziev played a full match as PAE Niki Volou lost 2-0 away to SKODA Xanthi. In another match, Stambolziev came on in the 72nd minute as PAE played out a goalless draw with AO Kerkyra.

In the Football League 2 in Greece, Billy Konstantinidis played a full match as Doxa Dramas FC won 1-0 away at Aris Salonica. Giannis Simosis did not play for Panargeiakos FC in their 1-1 draw with Ermis Kiveri.

In round 2 of the Kypello Elladas in Greece, Apostolis Giannou played until the 57th minute as Panionios GSS drew 1-1 with Olympiakos Pireus. Theo Markelis did not play as Veria FC won 2-0 away to Ergotelis Creta.

In the Eredivisie in the Netherlands, Luke Wilkshire played a full match for Feyenoord in their 2-0 win over PEC Zwolle, for whom Trent Sainsbury also played a full match. Tommy Oar played until the 75th minute while Michael Zullo was missing due to injury as FC Utrecht won 3-1 at home to Vitesse Arnhem. Eli Babalj was not in the squad for AZ Alkmaar in their 3-3 draw at home to SBV Excelsior.

In the Eerste Divisie in the Netherlands, Kenneth Dougall played a full match while Alistair Quinn was an unused substitute for SC Telstar in their 2-0 home win over MVV Maastricht. Luke Kairies was not in the squad as FC Eindhoven won 2-1 at home to Jong Ajax. Andrew Marveggio was an unused substitute as Fortuna Sittard were hammered 8-1 at home by FC Emmen.

In the 3rd round of the KNVB beker in the Netherlands, Trent Sainsbury played a full match as PEC Zwolle won 6-1 at home to HHC Hardenberg. Andrew Marveggio was an unused substitute as Fortuna Sittard suffered a 3-2 extra time loss to NAC Breda. Harry Ascroft and Travis Cooper were not in the squad as VVV Venlo won 2-0 at home to MVV Maastricht. Eli Babalj was not in the squad for AZ Alkmaar as they won 5-0 away to Gelders VVV.

In the Italian Serie A, Joshua Brillante was not in the squad as AC Fiorentina won 3-0 at home to Udinese, for whom Panos Armenakas was also not in the squad. In other matches, Armenakas was again not in the squad as Udinese lost 4-2 at home to Genoa CFC. Brillante was also not in the squad as Fiorentina lost 3-1 away to Sampdoria.

In the Campionato Primavera in Italy, Chris Ikonomidis played a full match and scored his sides’ second goal as Lazio Youth were held to a 2-2 draw with local rivals AS Roma Youth. In another match, Ikonomidis played a full match, scored one goal and set up the other two as Lazio Youth won 3-0 at home to Catania Youth.

In the Lega Pro in Italy, Liam Graham came on in the 90th minute as Aurora Pro Patria drew 2-2 with Bassano Virtus.

In the Eerste Klasse in Belgium, Mat Ryan played a full match as Club Brugge KV maintained second spot on the ladder with a 4-1 win away to Mouscron-Peruwelz. James Troisi played until the 65th minute as SV Zulte Waregem drew 1-1 away to KV Mechelen. In other matches, Troisi played until 93rd minute and scored the final goal of the game as Zulte won 2-0 at home to Racing Genk. Ryan played a full match and kept a clean sheet as Brugge played out a scoreless draw with Sporting Charleroi.

In the Scottish Premier League, Tom Rogic was missing due to injury for Celtic FC in their 1-0 home win over Inverness CT.

In the quarterfinals of the Scottish League Cup, Tom Rogic was again missing due to injury as Celtic FC won 6-0 at home to Partick Thistle.

In the Austrian Bundesliga, James Holland played a full match as Austria Wien suffered a 3-0 home loss to SK Sturm Graz.

In the Round of 16 in the OFB-Cup in Austria, James Holland was an unused substitute as FK Austria Wien won 6-0 away to SV Hartberg.

In the Croatian Prva Liga, Steven Ugarkovic came on in the 85th minute as NK Osijek won 1-0 at home to NK Zagreb, for whom Roko Strika was an unused substitute.

In the Druga HNL in Croatia, Josip Konyit was an unused substitute as NK Inter Zapresic drew 0-0 with NK Imotski.

In the round of 16 in the Croatian Hrvatski Nogometni Kup, Steven Ugarkovic came on for NK Osijek in the 72nd minute of their 2-0 loss to RNK Split. Tomislav Mrcela was rested for Lokomotive Zagreb’s 3-2 home win over Cibalia Vinkovci. Frane Vladislavic did not play as NK Istra 1961 won 2-0 at home to HNK Sibenik.

In the Swiss Super League, Oliver Bozanic played a full match as FC Luzern won 3-2 away at FC Zurich. Dario Vidosic also played a full match as FC Sion drew 2-2 with FC Aarau.

In the round of 16 in the Swiss Schweizer Cup, Dario Vidosic played a full match as FC Sion won 3-0 away to FC Koniz. Oliver Bozanic also played a full match as FC Luzern were eliminated 2-1 at home to FC Aarau.

In the 7th round of the Cupa Romaniei in Romania, Anthony Carter did not play for CFR Cluj in their 2-1 away win over Rapid Bucharest. Julius Davies also did not play as FC Otelul Galati lost 3-2 in extra time at home to Pandurii Targu Jiu.

In the Primeira Liga in Portugal, Caleb Patterson-Sewell was an unused substitute for Gil Vicente as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to FC Arouca.

In the second leg of round 2 matches in the Taca Da Liga in Portugal, Caleb Patterson-Sewell played a full match as Gil Vicente drew 1-1 with Atletico CP. Gil Vicente advanced to the next round with an aggregate score of 3-1.

In the round of 16 in the Russian Kubok, Ivan Franjic played a full match as Torpedo Moscow lost 2-0 away to CSKA Moscow.

In the Turkish SuperLig, Aziz Behich played a full match for Bursaspor in their 3-0 home win over Sivasspor.

In the 2. Lig in Turkey, Emre Balci came on in the 66th minute as Diyarbakir BBSK drew 1-1 at home with Gumushanespor.

In the third round of the Turkish Kupasi, Aziz Behich was an unused substitute for Bursaspor in their 2-0 home win over Tepecikspor AS. Emre Balci was not in the squad as Diyarbakır BBSK won 3-2 in extra time against Alanyaspor.

In the Maltese Premier League, Adrian Zahra was not in the squad for Valletta FC in their 2-0 win away to Balzan Youths.

In the III liga podlasko-warminsko-mazurska in Poland, Carter Glockner was missing due to injury as MMKS Concordia Elblag won 2-1 away to MKS Korsze.

In the A Lyga in Lithuania, Evan Alexandrow-Ridley was an unused substitute as FK Ekranas lost 2-1 at home to FK Suduva.

In the Nationaldivisioun in Luxembourg, David Rowley came on in the 85th minute as CS Grevenmacher won 1-0 at home to Jeunesse Canach.

In the final round of matches from the Toppserien in Norway, Elisa Campbell was missing due to injury as Medkila IL lost 1-0 away to Trondheims Orn.

In the final round of matches from the Women’s Premier League in Scotland, Niki Deiter was an unused substitute as Glasgow City FC won 2-1 away to Aberdeen FCL.

In the Japanese J-League, Josh Kennedy was not in the squad as Nagoya Grampus drew 2-2 with FC Tokyo. Kennedy recently agreed to join A-League side Melbourne City.

In the opening matches of the Championship Group in the Korean K-League, Alex Wilkinson played a full match as first-placed Jeonbuk FC won 1-0 away to FC Seoul. Aleksandar Jovanovic played a full match for Jeju United in their 1-1 draw away to Pohang Steelers. Meanwhile, in the Relegation Group, Robert Cornthwaite came on in the 33rd minute as Jeonnam Dragons drew 1-1 with Seongnam FC. Luke DeVere was not in the squad as Gyeongnam FC also drew 1-1 with Incheon United.

In the final round of matches from the Chinese Super League, Ryan McGowan played a full match for Shandong Luneng in their 1-1 home draw with Guangzhou Hengda. Jonas Salley also played a full match as Guizhou Renhe won 3-2 at home to Ha’erbin Yiteng, for whom Adam Hughes was not in the squad. Josh Mitchell played until the 82nd minute as Liaoning Hongyun drew 1-1 with Shanghai Ludi Shenhua. Daniel McBreen came on in the 72nd minute for Shanghai Dongya as they were held to a 3-3 draw with Tianjin Taida.  

In the final round of matches from in the Thai Premier League, Brent McGrath played a full match as Sisaket FC lost 3-1 away to Singhtarua FC. Trent McClenahan and Matthew Thompson played full matches while Michael Beauchamp did not play as PTT Rayong FC won 2-1 at home to Bangkok Glass. In matches played earlier in the week, Beauchamp played a full match, Thompson was an unused substitute and McClenahan was not in the squad as Rayong lost 2-1 away to BEC Tero Sasana. McGrath came on in the 46th minute and set up the go ahead goal before scoring the final goal of the match as Sisaket won 4-2 at home to Army United.

In the Arabian Gulf League in the United Arab Emirates, Brett Holman played until the 68th minute as Al Nasr won 1-0 at home to Al Dhafra.

In the final round of matches from the Championship Group in the S-League in Singapore, Justin Pasfield played a full match as Tampines Rovers won 2-1 at home to Brunei DPMM FC.

In the Qatar Stars League, Mark Bresciano played until the 62nd minute and scored the opening goal of the game as Al Gharafa won 3-2 away to Shamal SC.

In the Hong Kong First Division, Jerrad Tyson played full match and kept a clean sheet as top-of-the-table Sun Pegasus won 3-0 away to South China AA, for whom Evan Kostopoulos was not in the squad. In other matches, Tyson played a full match as Sun Pegasus lost 3-0 at home to Eastern Salon, for whom Dylan Macallister came on in the 64th minute. Kostopoulos was again not in the squad for South China in their 2-0 home win over YFCMD.

In the opening round of the Hong Kong League Cup, Aaron Evans played a full match while Joey Gibbs came on in the 65th minute as Tai Po FC lost 4-1 at home to Kitchee SC.

In the Indian Super League, Tolgay OIzbey came on in the 58th minute and scored a 93rd minute winner as FC Goa beat Alessandro Del Piero’s Delhi Dynamos 2-1. Andrew Barisic came on in the 52nd minute as Kerala Blasters lost 1-0 away to Mumbai City FC. In another match, Barisic was an unused substitute for the Blasters in their 2-1 away win over FC Pune City.

In the Uzbekistan Professional Futbol Ligasi, Petar Franjic was an unused substitute as Olmaliq FK won 3-1 at home to Navbahor.

In the final round of matches from the regular season of Major League Soccer in the United States, Tim Cahill played a full match as New York Red Bulls won 2-0 away to Sporting Kansas City. In the opening round of the MLS Playoffs, Cahill played until the 94th minute as New York again beat Kansas City, this time winning 2-1 at home, to advance to the Eastern Conference Semi-finals. In the first leg of the Eastern Conference semi-finals, Cahill came on in the 75th mintute as the Red Bulls won 2-0 at home to DC United.

In the Campeonato Serie A – Segunda Etapa in Ecuador, Richard Porta was an unused substitute as Independiente del Valle won 2-1 at home to Barcelona SC. In another match, Porta came on in the 66th minute as Independiente won 4-0 at home to CD Universidad Catolica del Ecuador.

In the Argentinean Quinta, Gavin de Niese played a full match as CA River Plate won 1-0 at home to Velez.

In the Segunda Division in Uruguay, Blake Ricciuto played a full match as Canadian SC won 2-1 at home to Sportivo Cerrito.

In the Kenyan Premier League, Ian Niva was not in the squad as top of the table Gor Mahia FC won 3-1 away to Muhoroni FC.