Aussies Abroad weekend wrap

Socceroo Mathew Leckie starred in a 3-0 victory as FC Ingolstadt remained on course for promotion to the Bundesliga while over in Belgium, Mat Ryan, who extended his club contract this week, put in a Man of the Match performance to hold Torino goalless and keep Club Brugge on course for the Europa League knockout stage.

Elsewhere it was another big week for Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak, with the Crystal Palace midfielder scoring his fifth goal for the season before being named AFC International Player of the Year, while a goal from Tim Cahill wasn’t enough to see New York Red Bulls through to the MLS Cup final.

In the English Premier League, Mile Jedinak played a full match and scored the equaliser from the penalty spot as Crystal Palace drew 1-1 away to Swansea City. Brad Jones was an unused substitute while Brad Smith was not in the squad for Liverpool as they beat Stoke City 1-0. Mark Schwarzer was not in the squad as Chelsea FC were held to a goalless draw by Sunderland AFC. Curtis Good was missing due to injury as Newcastle United lost 1-0 away to West Ham United. Jason Davidson was not in the squad for West Bromwich Albion as they lost 1-0 at home to Arsenal. Alex Cisak was not in the squad for Burnley while Chris Herd was also not in the squad for Aston Villa as the sides played out a 1-1 draw. In an earlier match, Herd was again not in the squad as Villa were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Southampton.

In the Championship in England, Scott McDonald played a full match for Millwall FC as they drew 2-2 with Bournemouth FC. Adam Federici played a full match while Ryan Edwards was not in the squad as Reading FC won 2-1 at Norwich City. Rhys Williams was missing due to injury as Middlesbrough FC drew 1-1 at home to Blackburn Rovers. Cameron Burgess was not in the squad while Adam Taggart was missing due to injury as Fulham FC won 2-1 away to Brighton & Hove Albion.

In the English League One, Massimo Luongo played a full match for Swindon Town as they won 1-0 at home to Fleetwood Town. James Meredith played a full match and set up a goal as Bradford City won 3-1 at home to Leyton Orient, for whom Shane Lowry was not in the squad. Neil Kilkenny played until the 70th minute while Bailey Wright was missing due to injury as Preston North End won 2-0 away to Yeovil Town. Bradden Inman came on in the 92nd minute for Crewe Alexandra as they drew 1-1 at home to Doncaster Rovers. Ryan Williams was not in the squad for Barnsley FC as they lost 2-1 at home to Scunthorpe United.

In League Two in England, James Wesolowski played a full match for Shrewsbury Town as they won 1-0 at home to Burton Albion, for whom Shane Cansdell-Sherriff also played a full match.

In the English Conference Premier, Alex Grant played a full match for Macclesfield Town as they lost 3-1 away to Barnet FC. Aaron Downes also played a full match as Torquay United won 2-0 at home to Eastleigh FC. Alex Baird was not in the squad for Gateshead FC in their 2-1 home loss to Dover Athletic. Joshua Riis was also not in the squad as Kidderminster Harriers lost 2-1 away to Altrincham FC. Daniel Collins was not in the squad as Wrexham FC beat Aldershot Town 3-1. Mitchell Austin was also not in the squad as Southport FC lost 1-0 away to Lincoln City. Lee Burns was another not in the squad as Dartford FC lost 2-1 away to Forest Green.

In matches played earlier in the week, Grant played a full match for Macclesfield as they won 1-0 at home to Torquay, for whom Downes also played a full match. Austin played until the 67th minute as Southport lost 3-1 at home to Aldershot Town. Riis was not in the squad for Kidderminster while Collins was also not in the squad for Wrexham as the side’s played out a 1-1 draw. Burns was not in the squad as Dartford lost 4-2 at home to Chester FC.

In the Conference South in England, Shane Huke played a full match for Ebbsfleet United as they lost 3-0 at home to Gosport Borough.

In the round of 16 in the English Football League Trophy, Neil Kilkenny came on in the 62nd minute and converted his penalty in the shoot-out while Bailey Wright was missing due to injury as Preston North End eliminated Oldham Athletic 10-9 on penalties, after the match finished tied 2-2 after extra time.

In the third round of qualifying for the FA Trophy in England, Jeremy Walker played a full match for Concord Rangers as they won 4-0 at home to Boreham Wood. Shane Huke came on in the 79th minute as Ebbsfleet United won 1-0 at home to Hendon FC.

In the English Evo-Stik Division One South, Greg Downes played a full match as Romulus FC won 4-0 at home to Carlton Town. Earlier in the week, no detailed information was available on Downes as Romulus won 2-0 at home to Mickleover Sports.

In the English U21 PDL League 2 – South Division, Giancarlo Gallifuoco played a full match while James Demetriou was missing due to injury as Swansea City U21 won 3-2 away to Crystal Palace U21.

In round one replays in the FA Cup in England, Jeremy Walker played a full match for Concord Rangers as they lost 1-0 at home to Mansfield Town.

In the round of 32 in the English U21 League Cup, Chris Herd played a full match while Jordan Lyden and Thomas Strain were not in the squad as Aston Villa won 1-0 away to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Aaron Lennox was an unused substitute as Queens Park Rangers U21 lost 3-0 away to Reading U21.

In the German Bundesliga, Robbie Kruse came on in the 83rd minute as Bayer Leverkusen ran out 5-1 winners at home to FC Koln. Mitch Langerak was an unused substitute as Borussia Dortmund fell to the bottom of the league following a 2-0 loss away to Eintracht Frankfurt.

In the 2. Bundesliga in Germany, Mathew Leckie played until the 90th minute, set up the opening goal and scored the final goal of the game as league leaders FC Ingolstadt won 3-0 at home to VfL Bochum. Ben Halloran came on in the 84th minute as Fortuna Dusseldorf lost 2-0 away to VfR Aalen. In an earlier match, Halloran was not in the squad as Fortuna played out an entertaining 3-3 draw with Greuther Furth.

In the German 3. Liga, Mustafa Amini played until the 86th minute as Borussia Dortmund II played out a 1-1 draw with Preussen Munster.

In the Mittelrheinliga in Germany, Sam Gibson was not in the squad for TSV Germania Windeck as they lost 2-0 away to SC Bruhl.

In the German Regionalliga West, Kwame Yeboah was an unused substitute for Borussia Monchengladbach II as they won 2-1 at home to FC Schalke II. Brandon Chin was an unused substitute while Zane Chothia was not in the squad for FC Hennef as they played out a goalless draw with Sportfreunde Lotte.

In the Hessenliga in Germany, Max Haubus was an unused substitute as SV Rot-Weiss Hadamar won 3-2 away to FC Eschborn.

In the German Bayernliga Sud, Jonathan Faerber was not in the squad for TSV 1860 Rosenheim as they drew 1-1 at home to FC Unterfohring.

In the Eredivisie in the Netherlands, Trent Sainsbury played until the 70th minute as PEC Zwolle won 5-0 away to SBV Excelsior. Tommy Oar played until half-time while Michael Zullo was missing due to injury as FC Utrecht ran out 5-1 winners away to NAC Breda. Eli Babalj was not in the squad as AZ Alkmaar won 2-0 away to SC Cambuur.

In the Eerste Divisie in the Netherlands, Andrew Marveggio came on in the 80th minute as Fortuna Sittard won 1-0 away at MVV Maastricht. Alistair Quinn and Kenneth Dougall were unused substitutes as SC Telstar lost 1-0 away to VVV-Venlo, for whom Harry Ascroft and Travis Cooper were not in the squad. Luke Kairies was also not in the squad as FC Eindhoven won 3-2 away to FC Volendam.

In the Dutch Hoofdklasse Zondag A, Jeremy Lynch was an unused substitute as FC Chabab lost 1-0 away to DHC Delft.

In the Eerste Klasse in Belgium, James Troisi played a full match as SV Zulte Waregem lost 1-0 at home to KAA Gent. Mat Ryan also played a full match as Club Brugge maintained top spot in the league with a 2-2 draw away to RSC Anderlecht.

In the Italian Serie A, Josh Brillante was not in the squad for AC Fiorentina as they won 4-0 at Cagliari. Panos Armenakas was also not in the squad as Udinese lost 2-0 away to AC Milan.

In the Italian Serie D, Jordan Nadalin was an unused substitute as GSD RapalloBogliasco drew 2-2 with Sporting Bellinzago.

In the Lega Pro, Liam Graham was not in the squad as Aurora Pro Patria played out a goalless draw with FeralpiSalo.

In the Italian Campionato Primavera, Chris Ikonomidis played until the 67th minute as Lazio Youth won 3-0 away to Avellino Youth.

In the Primeira Liga in Portugal, Caleb Patterson-Sewell was an unused substitute as Gil Vicente drew 0-0 at home to Nacional Madeira.

In the Russian Premier Liga, Ivan Franjic was not in the squad as Torpedo Moscow played out a 1-1 draw with Kuban Krasnodar. 

In the Turkish SuperLig, Aziz Behich played a full match in both games as Bursaspor first drew 1-1 with Fenerbahce before playing out a scoreless draw with Istanbul Basaksehir FK.

In 2. Lig in Turkey, Emre Balci was an unused substitute as Diyarbakir BBSK won 2-1 at home to Kahramanmarasspor.

In the Turkish 3. Lig, Kaan Korkmaz was not in the squad for Sakaryaspor as they lost 2-0 away to Van BB.

In the Prva Liga in Croatia, Tomislav Mrcela was not in the squad as Lokomotiva Zagreb drew 1-1 at home to RNK Split. Roko Strika was also not in the squad as NK Zagreb won 2-0 away to Hajduk Split.

In the Druga HNL in Croatia, Josip Konyit was an unused substitute as NK Inter Zapresic won 3-0 at home to NK Bistra. Mario Simic was not in the squad as NK Lucko lost 3-1 away to NK Imotski.

In the Swiss Super League, Dario Vidosic played a full match as FC Sion played to a 3-3 draw with Grasshoppers.  Oliver Bozanic played until the 87th minute as FC Luzern won 3-0 away to FC Aarau.

In the Austrian Bundesliga, James Holland played a full match for FK Austria Wien as they were held to a 1-1 draw away to SV Ried.

In the Greek Superleague, Apostolis Giannou played a full match as Panionios GSS won 2-1 at home to PAE Niki Volou, for whom Robert Stambolziev was not in the squad. Theo Markelis was not in the squad for PAE Veria as they lost 2-1 away to Panathinaikos.

In the Football League 2 in Greece, Billy Konstantinidis was missing due to injury as Doxa Dramas FC drew 1-1 with Thyella Filotas. Giannis Simosis was also missing due to injury as Panargeiakos FC lost 2-1 away to PS PAE Kalamata.

In round four of the Scottish FA Cup, Jackson Irvine played a full match for Ross County as they were eliminated 2-1 by St Johnstone. Tom Rogic was again missing due to injury as Celtic FC won 4-0 away to Hearts.

In the Liga I in Romania, Julius Davies was not in the squad for FC Otelul Galati as they played out a goalless draw with Universitatea Cluj-Napoca. Anthony Carter was also not in the squad as CFR Cluj drew 0-0 with Rapid Bucharest.

In the final round of matches in the Lithuanian A Lyga, Evan Alexandrow-Ridley was not in the squad as FK Ekranas played out at scoreless draw with FK Siauliai.

In the Maltese Premier League, Adrian Zahra was not in the squad for Valletta FC as they ran riot, winning 6-0 away to Tarxien Rainbows.

In round fiver of the Coupe de Luxembourg, David Rowley came on in the 46th minute as CS Grevenmacher won 3-1 away to Sporting Bertrange.

In the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, Brad Jones was an unused substitute while Brad Smith was not in the squad as Liverpool was held to a 2-2 draw away to Ludogorets Razgrad of Bulgaria. Liverpool needs to beat Swiss side FC Basel on the final match day to progress to the knockout stage. Mitch Langerak was also an unused substitute as Borussia Dortmund, who had already qualified for the next stage, lost 2-0 away to English Premier League side Arsenal. Robbie Kruse was not in the squad for Bayer Leverkusen as they qualified for the knockout stage of the competition despite a 1-0 loss at home to French side AS Monaco. Mark Schwarzer was not in the squad as Chelsea FC secured top spot in their group with a thumping 5-0 win away to German side FC Schalke 04.

In the group stage of the UEFA Europa League, Mat Ryan played a full match and kept a clean sheet as Club Brugge KV all but booked their place in the next round following a goalless draw away to Italian side Torino FC. Luke Wilkshire was not in the squad for Feyenoord as they maintained top spot in their group with a 2-0 home win over Spanish side Sevilla FC. Josh Brillante was also not in the squad as AC Fiorentina won through to the next round, beating EA Guingamp 3-1. Tom Rogic was missing due to injury as Celtic FC qualified for the knockout stage of the competition despite losing 2-1 at home to Red Bull Salzburg of Austria.

In the Japanese J-League, Josh Kennedy was not in the squad as Nagoya Grampus won 2-1 at home to Omiya Ardija.

In the final round of matches in the Korean K-League – Championship Group, Alex Wilkinson played a full match as Jeonbuk FC rounded out their season with a 1-1 draw at home to Ulsan Hyundai. Aleksandar Jovanovic also played a full match as Jeju United won 1-0 at home to FC Seoul. Meanwhile, in the Relegation Group, Robert Cornthwaite was not in the squad as Jeonnam Dragons played out a goalless draw with Incheon United. Luke DeVere was also not in the squad as Gyeongnam FC lost 3-1 away to Sangju Sangmu.

In the Arabian Gulf League in the United Arab Emirates, Brett Holman played a full match as Al Nasr drew 1-1 with Al Ain.

In the Qatar Stars League, Mark Bresciano played until half-time as Al Gharafa lost 3-2 at home to Al Sadd.

In the Indian Super League, Tolgay Ozbey played until the 25th minute before being substituted with an injury as FC Goa won 3-0 at home to Kerala Blasters, for whom Andrew Barisic played until the 61st minute. In another match, Barisic was an unused substitute as Kerala lost 1-0 at home to Chennaiyin FC.

In the First Division League in Hong Kong, Dylan Macallister played a full match for Eastern Salon as they lost 2-1 at home to South China AA, for whom Evan Kostopoulos was an unused substitute.

In the quarterfinals of the Hong Kong Senior Shield, Jerrad Tyson played a full match for Sun Pegasus as they lost 3-1 at home to Wong Tai Sin. Evan Kostopoulos played until the 85th minute and scored as South China AA won 4-1 at home to HK Rangers. Dylan Macallister played until the 77th minute as Eastern Salon won 2-0 at home to YFCMD. Joey Gibbs played until the 70th minute while Aaron Evans was an unused substitute as Tai Po FC lost 3-2 at home to Kitchee SC.

In the second leg of the Eastern Conference Finals in Major League Soccer in the United States, Tim Cahill played a full match and scored the opening goal of the game as New York Red Bulls drew 2-2 away to New England Revolution. They result was not enough for the Red Bulls to progress through to the MLS Cup Final, bowing out with an aggregate score of 4-3. In the first leg of the Western Conference Finals, Andy Rose came on in the 81st minute as Seattle Sounders lost 1-0 away to Los Angeles Galaxy.

In the Campeonato Serie A in Ecuador, Richard Porta was not in the squad as Independiente del Valle lost 2-0 away to LDU Quito. In an earlier match, Porta came on in the 70th minute as Independiente lost 1-0 away to CS Emelec.

In the Quarta in Argentina, Gavin de Niese played a full match and set up a goal as CA River Plate were held to a 2-2 draw by All.

In club friendly action, Callum Elder played a full match for Leicester City U21 as they won 2-0 against Portuguese side SL Benfica U21.