Aussies Abroad weekend wrap

Former Socceroo Scott McDonald scored his first goal after re-signing with Motherwell in Scotland. The ex-Celtic great was among several Aussies on the score sheet during the week.

Meanwhile, Socceroo James Troisi chipped in with an assist in Belgium, goalkeepers Mat Ryan, Mitch Langerak and Adam Federici all kept clean sheets, and former Melbourne Victory skipper Adrian Leijer endured a baptism of fire in China with a 3-0 loss.

UK

In the English Premier League, Mark Schwarzer played a full match for Leicester City as they lost 2-0 away to champions Manchester City. Brad Jones was missing due to injury as Liverpool FC won 2-0 at home to relegation-threatened Burnley FC. Curtis Good was also missing due to injury as Newcastle United conceded a late goal to lose 1-0 at home to Manchester United. Chris Herd was missing due to injury as Aston Villa won 2-1 over West Bromwich Albion, for whom Jason Davidson was not in the squad. Mile Jedinak was missing due to suspension as Crystal Palace lost 1-0 away to Southampton FC.

In the Championship in England, Adam Federici played a full match for Reading FC as they played out a 1-1 draw away to Bolton Wanderers. Adam Taggart was not in the squad as Fulham FC suffered a 5-1 home loss to AFC Bournemouth. Rhys Williams was missing due to injury for both matches as Middlesbrough FC first won 3-0 at home to Millwall FC before losing 2-1 away to Nottingham Forrest. In an earlier match, both Taggart and Ryan Williams were not in the squad as Fulham lost 1-0 at Watford FC.

In the English League One, Massimo Luongo played a full match as Swindon Town won 3-0 at home over Notts County. Bailey Wright played a full match while Neil Kilkenny was an unused substitute as Preston North End won 2-0 away to Milton Keynes Dons. Alex Cisak played a full match while Shane Lowry was not in the squad as Leyton Orient lost 1-0 away to Peterborough United. Bradden Inman was an unused substitute for Crewe Alexandra as they beat Scunthorpe United 2-0.

In matches played earlier in the week, both Cisak and Lowry played full matches for Orient as they lost 3-1 at home to Bristol City. James Meredith played a full match as Bradford City won 1-0 at home to Crawley Town. Wright played a full match while Kilkenny came on in the 69th minute as Preston played to a 2-2 draw with Doncaster Rovers. Luongo played a full match as Swindon suffered a 3-0 home loss to Gillingham FC. Inman played until the 81st minute as Crewe lost 4-0 away to Rochdale AFC.

In League Two in England, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff played a full match as league-leading Burton Albion won 1-0 away to Hartlepool United. Callum Elder played a full match as Mansfield Town drew 1-1 away to Cheltenham Town. James Wesolowski was missing due to injury as Shrewsbury Town was held to a 1-1 draw at home to Cambridge United, for whom Mitchell Austin was also not in the squad. In matches played earlier in the week, Elder played a full match and set up an 87th minute winner as Mansfield won 1-0 away at Newport County. Wesolowski was missing due to injury as Shrewsbury won 2-1 away to Accrington Stanley. Austin was not in the squad for Cambridge as they suffered a 3-0 home loss to York City.

In the quarterfinals of the FA Cup in England, Adam Federici kept a clean sheet for Reading while James Meredith played a full match for Bradford City as the sides remained deadlocked at 0-0. Chris Herd was missing due to injury as Aston Villa won 2-0 at home to West Bromwich Albion, for whom Jason Davidson was not in the squad. Brad Jones was another missing due to injury as Liverpool FC was held to a 0-0 draw by Championship side Blackburn Rovers.

In the English Conference Premier, Alex Grant played a full match for Macclesfield Town as they played out a goalless draw with Aldershot Town. Aaron Downes also played a full match as Torquay United lost 1-0 at home to AFC Telford United. Lee Burns was in the starting eleven but was sent off in the 19th minute as Dartford FC played to a scoreless draw with Halifax Town. Alex Baird was not in the squad for Gateshead FC as they lost 1-0 at Braintree Town. In matches played earlier in the week, Grant played a full match and scored the only goal of the game as Macclesfield won 1-0 away to Braintree Town. Burns played a full match as Dartford lost 3-1 at home to Woking FC. Baird was not in the squad for Gateshead as they won 3-1 at home to Wrexham FC.

In the Conference North in England, Thomas Strain was an unused substitute in both matches as Hednesford Town first won 2-0 at home to AFC Fylde before losing 2-1 away to Boston United. Meanwhile, in the Conference South, Jeremy Walker played a full match as Concord Rangers won 3-1 at home to St Albans City.

In the Isthmian Premier League in England, Shane Huke was missing due to injury as Maidstone United drew 1-1 with Harrow Borough. Taylor Tombides was not in the squad for Canvey Island as they lost 1-0 at Leatherhead FC.

In the English Evo-Stik Division One South, Greg Downes came on in the 80th minute as Romulus FC won 4-2 away at Goole AFC.

In the U21 English Premier League Division One, Gethin Jones played a full match for Everton FC U21 as they lost 4-0 away to Tottenham Hotspur U21. Ryan Williams also played a full match as Fulham FC U21 lost 3-1 away to Manchester City U21. Brad Smith came on in the 83rd minute as Liverpool FC U21 recorded an impressive 2-0 home win over Chelsea U21. Meanwhile, in Division Two, Ryan Edwards played a full match as Reading FC U21 won 2-1 at home to Blackburn Rovers U21, for whom Hyuga Tanner came on in the 70th minute. In an earlier match, Tanner played a full match as Blackburn Rovers U21 played to a 0-0 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion U21.

In the U21 PDL League Two – North Division in England, Josh Macdonald did not play for Nottingham Forest U21 as they won 2-0 at home to Sheffield United U21. Meanwhile, in the South Division, Aaron Lennox played a full match while James Haran came on in the 61st minute as Queens Park Rangers U21 drew 1-1 at home to Ipswich Town U21.

In the Scottish Premier League, Scott McDonald played a full match and scored the equalising goal as Motherwell FC drew 1-1 with Kilmarnock FC. Jackson Irvine played a full match while Cameron Burgess was not in the squad for Ross County as they won 1-0 at home to Partick Thistle. Tom Rogic was not in the squad for Celtic FC as they lost 1-0 at home to St Johnstone.

In the quarterfinals of the Scottish FA Cup, Ryan McGowan played a full match for Dundee United while Rogic was not in the squad for Celtic FC as the sides played out a 1-1 draw.

In the NIFL Premiership in Northern Ireland, Tim Allen played a full match as Ballymena United lost 1-0 away to Dungannon Swifts.

In the Premier League International Cup, Gethin Jones played a full match for Everton FC U21 as they won 1-0 at home to Sunderland AFC U21, for whom Thomas Beadling also played a full match.

EUROPE

In the German Bundesliga, Mitch Langerak was an unused substitute as Borussia Dortmund played out a scoreless draw away to Hamburger SV. Robbie Kruse was missing due to injury for Bayer Leverkusen as they won 3-0 away to SC Paderborn.

In the 2. Bundesliga in Germany, Mathew Leckie was an unused substitute for FC Ingolstadt as they won 3-0 away to Erzgebirge Aue. Ben Halloran was also an unused substitute as Fortuna Dusseldorf drew 2-2 with VfL Bochum. In a match played earlier in the week, Leckie played a full match as Ingolstadt were held to a 1-1 draw at home by 1860 Munich.

In the round of 16 in the DFB-Pokal in Germany, Langerak played a full match and kept a clean sheet as Borussia Dortmund won 2-0 away to Dynamo Dresden. Kruse was missing due to injury as Bayer Leverkusen beat FC Kaiserslautern 2-0 in extra time after the match had finished 0-0 after 90 minutes.

In the German 3. Liga, Mustafa Amini was an unused substitute as Borussia Dortmund II drew 1-1 with Arminia Bielefeld.

In the Regionalliga West in Germany, Kwame Yeboah was not in the squad as Borussia Monchengladbach II won 1-0 at home to RW Essen. Brandon Chin was also not in the squad as FC Hennef drew 1-1 away to Schalke II.

In the German Hessenliga, Max Haubus was an unused substitute as SV Rot-Weiss Hadamar won 3-1 at home to FSC Lohfelden.

In the Mittelrheinliga in Germany, Sam Gibson was not in the squad as TSV Germania Windeck won 1-0 at home to Bergisch Gladbach.

In the German Landesliga Bayern Nordost, Jonathan Faerber was an unused substitute for TSV Nurnberg-Buch as they lost 2-0 at home to SpVgg Selbitz.

In the Eredivisie in the Netherlands, Trent Sainsbury played until the 77th minute while Eli Babalj was an unused substitute as PEC Zwolle ran out 6-1 winners over SC Cambuur. Tommy Oar was an unused substitute while Michael Zullo was missing due to injury as FC Utrecht ran out 6-2 winners over AZ Alkmaar. Luke Wilkshire was missing due to injury as Feyenoord recorded a 3-0 home win over NAC Breda.

In the Dutch Eerste Divisie, Kenneth Dougall played a full match while Alistair Quinn was an unused substitute for SC Telstar as they lost 3-0 at home to VVV-Venlo. Andrew Marveggio was also an unused substitute as Fortuna Sittard lost 3-0 at home to MVV Maastricht. Luke Kairies was missing due to injury as FC Eindhoven won 3-1 away to FC Volendam. In an earlier match, Dougall played while Quinn came on in the 86th minute as Telstar won 3-1 away to Achilles ’29.

In the Beloften Eredivisie in the Netherlands, Marveggio played a full match for Jong Fortuna Sittard as they played out a 2-2 draw with Jong Go Ahead Eagles

In the Hoofdklasse Zondag in the Netherlands, Jeremy Lynch did not play for FC Chabab as they lost 2-1 at home to ASV De Dijk.

In the Italian Serie A, Josh Brillante was an unused substitute for Empoli FC as they drew 1-1 with Genoa CFC.

In the Serie B in Italy, Mark Birighitti was an unused substitute in both matches as AS Varese first lost 3-0 away to AS Cittadella before losing 3-1 at home to Bologna FC.

In the first leg of semi-final ties in the Coppa Italia, Chris Ikonomidis was an unused substitute for Lazio as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by SSC Napoli.

In the Italian Serie D, Joseph Taylor was an unused substitute as AC Castellana lost 2-1 at Calcio Lecco 1912. Jordan Nadalin was not in the squad for GSD RapalloBogliasco as they won 4-3 at home to Valle d’Aoste Calcio.

In the Italian Lega Pro, Liam Graham was missing due to injury for both matches as Aurora Pro Patria first played out a goalless draw with Pordenone Calcio before winning 2-1 away to AS Giana Erminio.

In the Campionato Primavera in Italy, Chris Ikonomidis played a full match and scored two goals as Lazio Youth won 3-1 at home to FC Crotone Youth. Panos Armenakas came on in the 87th minute as Udinese Youth lost 1-0 away to Verona Youth.

In the Eerste Klasse in Belgium, Mat Ryan played a full match and kept a clean sheet as Club Brugge KV won 1-0 at home to Sporting Charleroi. James Troisi came on in the 46th minute and set up a consolation goal as SV Zulte Waregem lost 3-2 at Racing Genk.

In the Austrian Bundesliga, James Holland played a full 90 minutes in both matches as FK Austria Wien first lost 2-1 away to Sturm Graz before winning 2-1 at home to Rapid Wien.

In the Primeira Liga in Portugal, Caleb Patterson-Sewell was an unused substitute for Gil Vicente as they drew 1-1 away to GD Estoril.

In the Turkish SuperLig, Aziz Behich played a full match as Bursaspor played out a 0-0 draw away to Eskisehirspor.

In 2. Lig in Turkey, Ersin Kaya played a full match for Bayrampasaspor as they drew 1-1 at home to Anadolu Selcukluspor. Emre Balci also played a full match as Diyarbakir BBSK drew 1-1 away to Ankaragucu. In an earlier match, Kaya again played a full match as Bayrampasaspor won 1-0 away to Tavsanli Linyitspor.

In first leg of quarterfinal ties in the Turkish Kupasi, Behich played a full match as Bursaspor drew 1-1 at home to Genclerbirligi.

In the Turkish 3. Lig, Kaan Korkmaz was not in the squad as Sakaryaspor won 1-0 at home to Anadolu Uskudar.

In the Greek Superleague, Apostolis Giannou played a full match for Panionios GSS as they lost 1-0 away to AEL Kalloni. Theo Markelis was not in the squad for Veria FC as they lost 1-0 at home to Ergotelis Creta.

In the Football League 2 in Greece, Giannis Simosis played a full match as Panargeiakos FC suffered a 2-0 home loss to Panelefsiniakos. Billy Konstantinidis came on in the 82nd minute and scored the final goal of the game as Aris FC won 2-0 at home to Aris Akropotamos.

In the second leg of quarterfinal ties in the Kypello Elladas in Greece, Giannou played a full match and converted his spot kick in the shoot-out, but it wasn’t enough as Panionios GSS lost 4-3 on penalties to AEP Iraklis, after Panionios won the match 2-0, levelling the tie at 2-2.

In the Swiss Super League, Oliver Bozanic came on in the 46th minute as FC Luzern lost 1-0 away to Grasshoppers. Dario Vidosic was an unused substitute for FC Sion as they lost 3-2 away at BSC Young Boys.

In the quarterfinals of the Schweizer Cup, Vidosic came on in the 86th minute as FC Sion won 2-1 at home to FC Aarau.

In the Liga I in Romania, Anthony Carter was not in the squad for CFR Cluj as they lost 1-0 away to Steaua Bucuresti.

In the first leg of semi-final ties in the Cupa Romania, Carter was again not in the squad for CFR Cluj as they played out a 0-0 draw at home to Universitatea Cluj-Napoca.

In the Prva Liga in Croatia, Roko Strika did not play as NK Zagreb lost 2-0 away to Dinamo Zagreb.

In the Druga HNL in Croatia, Steven Ugarkovic played a full match for HNK Gorica as they were held to a 1-1 draw at NK Sesvete. Josip Konyit also played a full match as HNK Segesta lost 2-1 away to Hrvatski Dragovoljac. No detailed information was available on Mario Simic as NK Lucko drew 1-1 away to NK Dugopolje.

In the second leg of quarterfinal ties in the Hrvatski Nogometni Kup in Croatia, Tomislav Mrcela played a full match as Lokomotiva Zagreb lost to HNK Rijeka 4-0 on the night and 8-1 on aggregate.

In the opening round of matches in the Irish Premier Division, Mark Griffin was an unused substitute as Bohemian FC won 3-0 away to Limerick FC.

In the opening round of matches in the First Division in Ireland, Dylan Mernagh played until the 70th minute as Waterford United drew 1-1 with Athlone Town.

In the Deildbikar in Iceland, Kile Kennedy played a full match as KF Fjardabyggd were hammered 6-1 at home by Stjarnan FC.

In the Nationaldivisioun in Luxembourg, David Rowley was missing due to injury as CS Grevenmacher recorded a 1-0 home win over Jeunesse Esch.

ASIA

In the opening round of matches in the Chinese Super League, Adrian Leijer played a full match as Chongqing Lifan suffered a 3-0 home loss to Beijing Guo’an. Josh Mitchell also played a full match as Liaoning Hongyun won 1-0 away to Guizhou Renhe.  Tim Cahill played until the 75th minute as Shanghai Shenhua thrashed Shanghai Shenxin 6-2.

In the opening round of matches in the Japanese J-League, Mitchell Duke came on in the 66th minute as Shimizu S-Pulse won 3-1 at home to Kashima Antlers.

In the opening round of matches from the K-League in Korea, Aleksandar Jovanovic played a full match as Jeju United drew 1-1 with Jeonnam Dragons. Alex Wilkinson was not in the squad for Jeonbuk FC as they won 2-0 at home to Seongnam FC.

In the Arabian Gulf League in the United Arab Emirates, Brett Holman played until the 77th minute as Al Nasr drew 1-1 with Ajman Club.

In the Qatar Stars League, Mark Bresciano did not play as Al Gharafa won 3-1 at home to Khor SC.

In the Indian I-League, Sean Rooney played a full match as Bengaluru FC drew 1-1 away to Mumbai FC. Tolgay Ozbey was missing due to injury as Dempo SC played to a 1-1 draw with Mohun Bagan. Jerry Karpeh was not in the squad for Sporting Goa as they lost 1-0 away to Bharat FC.

In the Thai Premier League, Matt Smith played a full match for Bangkok Glass as they won 1-0 away at Siam Navy, for whom Michael Cvetkovski was an unused substitute. Brent McGrath played a full match as Port FC lost 1-0 away to Muangthong United. Francesco Stella was in the starting eleven for Sisaket FC as they won 1-0 at home to Saraburi FC.

In the Thai Division One League, Goran Subara played a full match as Police United won 3-0 away to Phichit FC.

In the Thai Division Two League Bangkok & Field Region, Kyle Nix played until the 75th minute, scored one goal and set up another as Customs United romped to a 6-1 win over Rayong United. Meanwhile, in the Northern Region, Aaron Evans played a full match as Kamphaeng Phet FC played out a scoreless draw with Tak City FC. Elsewhere, in the North Eastern Region, Adriano Pellegrino played a full match and scored his side’s final goal as Udon Thani FC won 3-1 away to Nong Khai. Kaz Patafta was on the bench when the match started as Khon Kaen United lost 2-1 away to Ubon UMT.

In the Myanmar National League, James Meyer was not in the squad for either match as Yadanarbon FC first lost 2-1 away to Ayeyawady United before winning 1-0 away at Zwekapin United.

In the Hong Kong Premier League, Evan Kostopoulos came on in the 46th minute and scored a brace while Daniel McBreen was not in the squad as South China AA won 4-0 at home to Wong Tai Sin. Jerrad Tyson was an unused substitute as Sun Pegasus lost 2-1 at Kitchee SC. Dylan Macallister was missing due to suspension as Eastern Salon won 1-0 away at Tai Po FC.

In the Malaysian Super League, Ndumba Makeche played a full match for Felda United as they played out a goalless draw with Singapore Lions XII. Ryan Griffiths played a full match as Sarawak FA lost 2-1 away to Johor Darul Ta’zim. Robbie Cornthwaite also played a full match as Selangor FA won 4-1 away to PDRM FA. Mario Karlovic was another to play a full match as ATM FA drew 2-2 with Terengganu FA. Jon McKain also played a full match as Kelantan FA played out a scoreless draw with Perak FA.

In the UFL Division One in the Philippines, Tahj Minniecon played a full match for Loyola Meralco Sparks as they crushed Philippine Army 7-0. Richard Greer also played a full match as Kaya FC won 2-0 away to Global Manila.

In the opening round of matches in the S-League in Singapore, Srecko Mitrovic was not in the squad as Tampines Rovers won 1-0 away to Albirex Niigata. In another match, Mitrovic was missing due to injury as Rovers won 1-0 at home over Young Lions.

In the AFC Champions League, David Vrankovic played a full match for Binh Dương FC as they were hammered 5-1 away to Kashiwa Reysol of Japan. Alex Wilkinson was not in the squad for Jeonbuk FC as they won 4-1 away to Chinese side Shandong Luneng.

SOUTH AMERICA

In the Uruguayan Primera Division, Richard Porta played a full match and scored as CA Rentistas won 3-2 at IA Sud America.

In the Segunda Division in Uruguay, No detailed information was available on Blake Ricciuto as Canadian SC suffered a 3-0 loss at home to CA Villa Teresa