Aussies Abroad action takes us to the Indian Federation Cup again this week, where Aussies fired their sides into the final. Tolgay Ozbey continued his recent goal scoring form in the competition, netting both goals in Dempo SC’s semi-final win, and while he scored again in the final, it wasn’t enough as his side went down to Sean Rooney’s Bengaluru FC. Rooney, meanwhile, scored Bengaluru’s opening goal in their semi-final win.
Elsewhere, Apostolis Giannou scored a brace – the first and last goals of the game – in a 4-0 win in Greece, while Taylor Tombides continued his good form for loan side Canvey Island, setting up their only goal as they went down 2-1.
In the English Premier League, Mark Schwarzer was an unused substitute for new club Leicester City as they won 1-0 at home to Aston Villa, for whom Chris Herd was missing due to Socceroos commitments. Brad Jones was missing due to injury as Liverpool FC won 1-0 away to Sunderland AFC. Jason Davidson was missing due to Socceroos commitments as West Bromwich Albion won 1-0 at home to Hull City. Mile Jedinak was also missing due to Socceroos commitments as Crystal Palace won 2-1 at home to Tottenham Hotspur. Curtis Good was not in the squad for Newcastle United as they suffered a 2-0 loss at league leaders Chelsea FC. Alex Cisak was also not in the squad as Burnley FC won 2-1 at home to Queens Park Rangers.
In the Championship in England, Adam Federici played a full match and kept a clean sheet for Reading FC while Rhys Williams was missing for Middlesbrough due to injury, as the side’s played out a scoreless draw. Scott McDonald played until the 74th minute as Millwall FC lost 1-0 at bottom club Blackpool FC. Both Cameron Burgess and Adam Taggart were not in the squad for Fulham FC as they lost 1-0 away to Cardiff City.
In the English League One, James Meredith played a full match for Bradford City as the lost 2-1 at home to Rochdale AFC. Shane Lowry also played a full match as Leyton Orient lost 1-0 at home to Fleetwood Town. Neil Kilkenny played a full match while Bailey Wright was an unused substitute as Preston North End lost 2-1 at Sheffield United. Bradden Inman was not in the squad for Crewe Alexandra as they won 3-1 at home to relegation rivals Gillingham FC.
In League Two in England, James Wesolowski played a full match as Shrewsbury Town played out a goalless draw with Luton Town. Callum Elder played until the 92nd minute as Mansfield Town lost 2-1 away to Burton Albion, for whom Shane Cansdell-Sherriff was not in the squad. Mitchell Austin was not in the squad as Carlisle United suffered a 1-0 home loss to Cambridge United.
In the English Conference Premier, Alex Baird was not in the squad as Gateshead FC played out a scoreless draw with Woking FC.
In the third round of the FA Cup in England, Brad Jones was missing for Liverpool due to injury as they won 2-1 away to League Two side AFC Wimbledon.
In the first leg of semi-finals in the English Football League Trophy, Neil Kilkenny played a full match while Bailey Wright was an unused substitute as Preston North End lost 2-0 at home to Walsall FC.
In round two of the English FA Trophy, Aaron Downes played a full match as Torquay United won 4-0 at home to Bromley FC. Shane Huke played a full match for Ebbsfleet United as they won 1-0 at home to Forest Green. Jeremy Walker also played a full match as Concord Rangers lost 3-1 away to Hemel Hempstead. Alex Baird was not in the squad as Gateshead FC played out a scoreless draw with Grimsby Town. No detailed information was available on Lee Burns as Dartford FC won 2-1 away to Burgess Hill.
In the Isthmian Premier League in England, Taylor Tombides played a full match and set up his side’s only goal as Canvey Island lost 2-1 at home to Maidstone United.
In the Evo-Stik Division One South in England, Greg Downes played a full match as Romulus FC lost 2-1 at home to Rainworth Miners Welfare.
In the U21 English Premier League Division 1, Callum Elder played a full match as Leicester City U21 lost 1-0 away to West Ham United U21. Meanwhile, in Division 2, Ryan Edwards came on in the 65th minute as Reading FC U21 lost 4-0 away to West Bromwich Albion U21. Thomas Strain was an unused substitute while Jordan Lyden was not in the squad for Aston Villa U21 as they lost 2-0 away to Brighton & Hove Albion U21. Hyuga Tanner was not in the squad for Blackburn Rovers U21 as they lost 3-0 to Bolton Wanderers U21.
In the round of 16 in the U21 League Cup in England, Thomas Beadling played a full match and converted his penalty in the shoot-out as Sunderland AFC U21 fell 4-3 on penalties to Derby County U21 after the match finished goalless after extra time. Peter Skapetis was missing due to injury as Stoke City U21 won 4-1 away to Middlesbrough FC U21.
In the English U21 PDL League 2 – South Division, Aaron Lennox played a full match as Queens Park Rangers U21 were flogged 7-2 by Crystal Palace U21. Giancarlo Gallifuoco also played a full match while James Demetriou was an unused substitute as Swansea City U21 drew 3-3 at Millwall FC U21.
In the Italian Serie A, Josh Brillante was an unused substitute as AC Fiorentina won 4-3 at home to Palermo. In an earlier match, Brillante was not in the squad as Fiorentina lost 1-0 away to Parma FC. Panos Armenakas was not in the squad for either match as Udinese first lost 1-0 at home to AS Roma before playing out a 1-1 draw away to Sassuolo.
In the Lega Pro in Italy, Liam Graham was not in the squad for either match as Aurora Pro Patria first came back to draw 2-2 with Monza Brianza before suffering a 4-0 home loss to Torres 1903.
In the Primeira Liga in Portugal, Caleb Patterson-Sewell was an unused substitute as bottom of the table Gil Vicente recorded their first win of the season, beating FC Penafiel 2-1 at home.
In the quarterfinals of the Taca de Portugal, Patterson-Sewell was again an unused substitute for Gil Vicente as they lost 5-2 away to Rio Ave.
In the Scottish Premier League, Tom Rogic was not in the squad for Celtic FC as they won 2-0 away at Kilmarnock FC.
In the Greek Superleague, Apostolis Giannou played a full match as Panionios GSS lost 3-0 away to AO Platanias. Theo Markelis was not in the squad for PAE Veria as they drew 1-1 at home to AEL Kalloni.
In the Football League 2 in Greece, Giannis Simosis was not in the squad as league leaders Panargeiakos FC won 3-1 away to Aiolikos. Billy Konstantinidis was missing due to injury for Doxa Dramas FC as they won 3-0 at home to Aris Akropotamos.
In round two of the Kypello Elladas in Greece, Apostolis Giannou played a full match and scored a brace – the first and last goals of the game – as Panionios GSS won 4-0 at home to Panachaiki FC. Theo Markelis did not play as Veria FC drew 1-1 at home to Apollon Smyrni.
In the Maltese Premier League, Adrian Zahra was not in the squad as Valletta FC won 3-0 away to Pieta Hotspurs.
In the United Arab Emirates League Cup, Brett Holman played until the 74th minute as Al Nasr drew 1-1 away to Ittihad Kalba. In a match played earlier in the week, Holman played a full match as Al Nasr played out a goalless draw with Al Wasl.
In the Indian Federation Cup Final, Sean Rooney played a full match as Bengaluru FC won the cup 2-1 over Dempo SC, for whom Tolgay Ozbey played until the 51st minute and scored.
In the semi-finals played earlier in the week, Ozbey played until the 64th minute and scored both goals as Dempo won 2-0 at home to Salgaocar SC. Rooney played until the 59th minute and scored the opening goal of the game as Bengaluru won 3-0 at home to Sporting Goa, for whom Jerry Karpeh was missing due to injury.
In earlier group stage matches, Rooney played a full match and set up a goal in first half stoppage time as Bengaluru went on to beat Pune FC 2-1. Milan Susak played a full match as East Bengal lost 4-3 away to Sporting Goa, for whom Karpeh was missing due to injury. Ozbey was missing due to injury for both matches as Dempo SC first won 2-0 at home to Mumbai FC before drawing 1-1 with Royal Wahingdoh.
In the Hong Kong Premier League, Jerrad Tyson played a full match for Sun Pegasus as they won 4-1 at home to Tai Po FC. Dylan Macallister also played a full match as Eastern Salon won 2-1 at home to Yuen Long. Evan Kostopoulos was not in the squad for South China AA as they drew 2-2 away to Kitchee SC.
In club friendlies played this week, Kenneth Dougall played until half-time while Alistair Quinn came on in the 55th minute for SC Telstar as they won 3-0 at home to FC Volendam. In another match, Dougall played until the 60th minute and came on again in the 80th minute, while Quinn came on in the 69th minute as Telstar lost 2-0 away to KV Mechelen.