Aussies Abroad weekend wrap

A massive week for some Socceroos as Mat Ryan made his La Liga and Champions League debuts for Valencia, while Massimo Luongo set up two goals in two games for QPR, including a late winner against Wolves.

Mark Milligan made his Bani Yas debut in a 2-0 win in the UAE, while Alex Cisak celebrated his first international call-up with a clean sheet as Leyton Orient continued their impressive start to the season.

It was also raining goals as Tim Cahill and Matthew Spiranovic both scored in China, Bradden Inman grabbed two goals in two games for Crewe in England, and Taylor Tombides netted in the second consecutive game for Hull City’s youth team. Apostolis Giannou scored in the opening round of the Greek Superleague, Joel Chianese grabbed a brace in Malaysia, while there were also goals for Brent McGrath in Denmark as well as Goran Subara and Adriano Pellegrino in Thailand.

UK

In the English Premier League, Mile Jedinak came on in the 82nd minute as Crystal Palace won 2-1 at home to Aston Villa. Adam Federici was an unused substitute for AFC Bournemouth as they won 4-3 away to West Ham United. Mark Schwarzer was also an unused substitute as Leicester City came back to secure a 1-1 draw at home to Tottenham Hotspur. Curtis Good was missing due to injury as Newcastle United secured a scoreless draw away to Manchester United. In a match played earlier in the week, Federici was again an unused substitute as Bournemouth lost 1-0 away to Liverpool FC.

In the Championship in England, Jason Davidson played a full match for Huddersfield Town as they drew 1-1 at Fulham FC. Bailey Wright played a full match while Neil Kilkenny played until the 75th minute as Preston North End lost 2-1 at home to Ipswich Town. Massimo Luongo played until the 82nd minute and set up a goal as Queens Park Rangers won 4-2 at home over Rotherham United. Rhys Williams was not in the squad for Middlesbrough FC as they lost 1-0 at home to Bristol City.

In matches played earlier in the week, In the Championship in England, Luongo played a full match and set up the final goal of the game as QPR won 3-2 at Wolverhampton Wanderers. Davidson also played a full match as Huddersfield came from behind to secure a 1-1 home draw with Brighton & Hove Albion. Wright again played a full match while Kilkenny came on in the 71st minute as Preston played out a goalless draw with Rotherham United. Williams was not in the squad for Middlesbrough as they were held to a 1-1 draw away to Derby County. Adam Taggart was also not in the squad as Fulham FC lost 2-1 away to Hull City.

In the English League One, Bradden Inman played a full match, set up the opening goal, and scored the final goal of the game as Crewe Alexandra played out a 3-3 draw at home to Bury FC. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff played a full match for Burton Albion as they won 2-1 at home to Peterborough United. James Meredith played a full match and Brad Jones was an unused substitute for Bradford City, while Ryan Williams was not in the squad for Barnsley as the side’s played out a goalless draw. James Wesolowski was an unused substitute for Shrewsbury Town as they drew 1-1 away to Oldham Athletic.

In matches played earlier in the week, Inman played a full match and scored his side’s first goal as Crewe lost 3-2 at Coventry City. Cansdell-Sherriff again played a full match as Burton won 2-1 away to Blackpool FC. Williams was an unused substitute for Barnsley as they won 3-2 at Millwall FC. Both Jones and Meredith were unused substitutes as Bradford lost 2-1 at home to Gillingham FC. Wesolowski was not in the squad as Shrewsbury Town lost 2-1 at home to Chesterfield FC.

In the League Two in England, Alex Cisak played a full match while Shane Lowry was not in the squad for Leyton Orient as they won 3-2 at Newport County. In an earlier match, Cisak played a full match and kept a clean sheet while Lowry was not in the squad as Orient won 3-0 at home to Stevenage FC.

In the English Conference Premier, Aaron Downes played a full match and opened the scoring via an own goal as Cheltenham Town recovered to win 2-1 at home to Barrow FC. Michael McEntegart was an unused substitute for Welling United as they lost 1-0 away to Wrexham FC, for whom Daniel Collins was not in the squad. Jeremy Walker was not in the squad for Braintree Town as they won 1-0 at home to Southport FC, for whom Sebastian Usai was also not in the squad. Rhain Davis was not in the squad as Altrincham FC lost 2-1 away to Dover Athletic.

In matches played earlier in the week, Downes played a full match for Cheltenham as they came back to draw 1-1 away to Chester FC. McEntegart was an unused substitute as Welling drew 2-2 with Eastleigh FC. Collins was not in the squad for Wrexham as they won 3-1 away to Kidderminster Harriers. Walker was not in the squad as Braintree won 2-1 away to Bromley FC. Davis was also not in the squad as Altrincham won 2-1 at home to Grimsby Town. Usai was another not in the squad as Southport FC lost 2-1 at home to Gateshead FC.

In the Conference South in England, Ben McNamara played a full match for Concord Rangers as they lost 3-0 at home to Hemel Hempstead. Lee Burns was not in the squad for Dartford FC as they lost 3-2 at home to Gosport Borough. Earlier in the week, Ben McNamara again played a full match for Concord as they lost 3-2 at home to Dartford, for whom Burns was again not in the squad.

In the Northern Premier League Division One North in England, Jamie Street came on in the 80th minute as Lancaster City FC drew 1-1 at home to Bamber Bridge.

In the English U21 Premier League Division One, Thomas Beadling played a full match as Sunderland AFC U21 won 1-0 at home to Tottenham Hotspur U21. Gethin Jones played a full match for Everton FC U21 while Brad Smith was not in the squad for Liverpool FC U21 as the local rivals played to a 3-3 draw. Meanwhile, in Division Two, Jordan Lyden played a full match for Aston Villa U21 as they won 1-0 away to Derby County U21. Cameron Burgess played a full match while Adam Taggart played until half-time for Fulham FC U21 as they lost 3-0 at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers U21.

James Demetriou was not in the squad for Swansea City U21 as they won 1-0 away to Brighton & Hove Albion U21. Hyuga Tanner was also not in the squad as Blackburn Rovers U21 drew 1-1 with Newcastle United U21.

In the U21 Premier Development League Two – North Division, Taylor Tombides played until the 81st minute and scored the final goal of the game as Hull City U21 won 3-1 away to Watford FC U21. Meanwhile, in the South Division, James Haran played a full match and set up a goal as Queens Park Rangers U21 was held to a 5-5 draw at home by Huddersfield Town U21.

In the Scottish Premier League, Jackson Irvine played a full match for Ross County as they won 4-0 away to Kilmarnock FC. Tom Rogic played until the 79th minute as Celtic FC won 3-1 away to Dundee United, for whom Ryan McGowan played a full match. Scott McDonald played until the 78th minute as Motherwell FC lost 2-1 away to St Johnstone FC. Jesse Curran was an unused substitute as Dundee FC lost 2-0 away to Aberdeen FC.

In the Irish Premier Division, Mark Griffin was missing due to injury as Bohemian FC lost 3-1 away to Bray Wanderers.

In the round of 16 in the FAI Cup in Ireland, Griffin was missing due to injury as Bohemian lost 1-0 at home to Bray Wanderers.

EUROPE

In the opening round of matches in the Spanish Primera Division Mat Ryan played a full match and kept a clean sheet as Valencia CF secured a 0-0 draw away to Rayo Vallecano.

In the German Bundesliga, Mathew Leckie played a full match as FC Ingolstadt lost 4-0 at home to Borussia Dortmund. Robbie Kruse came on in the 75th minute as Bayer Leverkusen won 1-0 away to Hannover 96. Mitch Langerak was missing due to injury as VfB Stuttgart lost 3-2 at Hamburg SV.

In the 2. Bundesliga in Germany, Milos Degenek played a full match as 1860 Munich played out a scoreless draw at home to Union Berlin. James Holland played a full match for MSV Duisburg as they lost 2-0 away to Karlsruher SC. Ben Halloran came on in the 83rd minute as FC Heidenheim played out a scoreless draw away to SV Sandhausen. In a match played earlier in the week, Degenek again played a full match for 1860 Munich as they drew 2-2 away to FC Nurnberg.

In the German Regionalliga West, Kwame Yeboah was not in the squad for Borussia Monchengladbach II won 5-2 away to FC Schalke II. Ross Archibald was also not in the squad as Fortuna Dusseldorf II lost 1-0 away to SV Rodinghausen.

In the Hessenliga in Germany, Max Haubus was an unused substitute for SV Rot-Weiss Hadamar as they won 2-1 away to FSC Lohfelden.

In the German Mittelrheinliga, Sam Gibson was not in the squad as TSV Germania Windeck won 2-1 away to TV Herkenrath.

In the Landesliga Bayern Nordost in Germany, Jonathan Faerber was an unused substitute as TSV Nurnberg-Buch lost 1-0 away to Dergahspor.

In the NOFV-Oberliga Sud in Germany, David Rowley was missing due to suspension as FC Inter Leipzig drew 2-2 at home to BSG Wismut Gera.

In the opening round of the Italian Serie A, Josh Brillante was an unused substitute as Empoli FC lost 3-1 at home to Chievo Verona. Chris Ikonomidis was not in the squad for SS Lazio as they won 2-1 at home to Bologna FC.

In the Eredivisie in the Netherlands, Rostyn Griffiths played a full match while Tomi Juric and Daniel De Silva were not in the squad for Roda JC as they won 1-0 at home to De Graafschap. Trent Sainsbury was not in the squad for PEC Zwolle as they won 2-1 at home to FC Twente. Adam Sarota was also not in the squad as FC Utrecht drew 1-1 away to ADO Den Haag.

In the Dutch Eerste Divisie, Kenneth Dougall played a full match for Sparta Rotterdam as they won 3-0 at home to FC Eindhoven. Blake Horton was not in the squad for SC Telstar drew 2-2 at home to Almere City FC.

In the Turkish SuperLig, Aziz Behich was an unused substitute for Bursaspor as they lost 1-0 at home to Gaziantepspor.

In the Eerste Klasse in Belgium, Bernie Ibini was missing due to injury as Club Brugge KV lost 2-0 away to SV Zulte Waregem.

In the opening round of matches in the Greek Superleague, Apostolis Giannou played a full match and scored the final goal of the game as Asteras Tripolis won 2-0 away to Panthrakikos. Kerem Bulut was not in the squad for PAE Iraklis FC as they won 1-0 away to AEL Kalloni. Terry Antonis was also not in the squad as PAOK FC drew 0-0 at home to SKODA Xanthi.

In the Prva Liga in Croatia, Tomislav Mrcela played until half-time as NK Lokomotiva Zagreb lost 2-1 at home to Inter Zapresic. Steven Ugarkovic was an unused substitute for NK Osijek as they lost 3-0 away to Hajduk Split. Roko Strika was not in the squad as NK Zagreb lost 2-1 away to Slaven Belupo. In a match played earlier in the week, Mrcela played a full match for Lokomotiva Zagreb as they won 1-0 away to NK Osijek, for whom Steven Ugarkovic came on for in the 75th minute.

In the Druga HNL in Croatia, Josip Konyit was not in the squad while Frane Vladislavic was missing due to suspension as HNK Segesta lost 2-1 away to NK Dugopolje. Mario Simic was not in the squad for NK Lucko as they lost 3-1 at Rudes Zagreb.

In the Danish Superliga, Mustafa Amini came on in the 65th minute while Jack Duncan was an unused substitute for Randers FC as they lost 1-0 at home to Viborg FF. Awer Mabil was not in the squad for FC Midtjylland as they drew 1-1 away to Esbjerg fB.

In the Danish First Division, Brent McGrath played a full match and scored as FC Fredericia won 3-1 at home to Lyngby BK.

In the Liga I in Romania, Anthony Carter was not in the squad for CFR Cluj as they drew 1-1 away to CS Pandurii Targu Jiu.

In the One Lyga in Lithuania, Evan Alexandrow-Ridley played a full match for FC Dziugas as they lost 2-1 at home to FK Krazante.

In the One Deild Karla in Iceland, Kile Kennedy was missing due to suspension as KF Fjardabyggd drew 2-2 away to UMF Selfoss.

In the Division Two Sodra Gotaland in Sweden, Kliment Taseski was not in the squad as FC Rosengard lost 1-0 away to Asarums IF FK.

In the opening round of matches from the Maltese Premier League, Richard Cardozo played until the 75th minute as Naxxar Lions lost 4-0 away to Birkirkara FC.

In the first leg of qualification playoff ties in the UEFA Champions League, Mathew Ryan played a full match for Valencia CF as they won 3-1 at home over French side AS Monaco. Robbie Kruse came on in the 93rd minute as Bayer Leverkusen lost 1-0 away to Lazio, for whom Chris Ikonomidis was not in the squad. Tom Rogic was an unused substitute for Celtic FC as they won 3-2 at home to Swedish side Malmo FC. Bernie Ibini was missing due to injury as Club Brugge KV lost 3-1 away to Manchester United.

In the first leg of qualification playoff ties in the UEFA Europa League, Awer Mabil was not in the squad for Midtjylland as they secured a 1-1 draw away to English Premier League side Southampton FC.

In the Toppserien in Norway, Eliza Campbell was not in the squad for Medkila IL as they lost 5-1 away to LSK Kvinner.

ASIA

In the Chinese Super League, Tim Cahill played a full match and scored the opening goal of the game as Shanghai Shenhua suffered a 2-1 home loss to local rivals Shanghai Dongya. Matthew Spiranovic played a full match and scored his side’s opening goal as Hangzhou Lucheng came back to win 2-1 away to Guizhou Renhe. Adrian Leijer was not in the squad for Chongqing Lifan as they won 1-0 at home to Shijiazhuang Yongchang.

In the China League One, Jonas Salley played a full match for Nei Mongol Zhongyou as they won 2-0 away to Beijing Konggu. Adam Hughes was in the starting eleven for Ha’erbin Yiteng as they won 3-0 at home to Xinjiang Tianshan Xuebao.

In the quarterfinals of the Chinese FA Cup, Tim Cahill played a full match for Shanghai Shenhua as they eliminated local rivals Shanghai Dongya 5-4 on penalties after the match finished 3-3.

In the Japanese J-League, Mitchell Duke played a full match for Shimizu S-Pulse as they lost 1-0 away to Gamba Osaka. Nathan Burns played until the 72nd minute as FC Tokyo played out a goalless draw away to Nagoya Grampus.

In the Korean K-League, Aleksandar Jovanovic was missing due to injury as Jeju United won 1-0 away to Gwangju FC. Alex Wilkinson was not in the squad as Jeonbuk FC lost 1-0 at home to Incheon United. In matches played earlier in the week, Wilkinson played a full match as Jeonbuk won 2-1 at home to Jeonnam Dragons. Jovanovic was again missing due to injury as Jeju lost 1-0 away to Incheon United.

In the opening round of matches from the Arabian Gulf League in the United Arab Emirates, Mark Milligan played a full match as Bani Yas SC won 2-0 away to Sha’ab Sharjah. Brett Holman was not in the squad for Emirates Club as they lost 2-1 away to Al Nasr.

In the Thai Premier League, Matt Smith played a full match as Bangkok Glass lost 2-0 away to Bangkok United. Michael Cvetkovski was not in the squad for Navy FC as they drew 2-2 at home to BEC Tero Sasana.

In the Division One League in Thailand, Goran Subara played a full match for Police United as they smashed Songkhla United 6-0. Trent McClenahan also played a full match as Phuket FC lost 3-1 at home to Air Force Central. No detailed information was available on Kyle Nix as PTT Rayong FC won 3-2 away to Krabi FC. In matches played earlier in the week, Subara played a full match and scored the opening goal of the game as Police United won 3-1 at home to Nakhon Pathom United. Nix also played a full match as Rayong drew 1-1 at home to Prachuap FC. McClenahan was an unused substitute for Phuket FC as they lost 3-1 away to Pattaya United.

In the Thai Division Two League North Eastern Region, Adriano Pellegrino played a full match and scored the only goal of the game as Udon Thani FC won 1-0 at home to Ubon Ratchathani.

In the final round of matches in the Malaysian Super League, Ndumba Makeche played a full match as Felda United won 2-1 at home to Johor Darul Ta’zim. Mario Karlovic played until the 75th minute as ATM FA lost 3-2 at PDRM FA. Robbie Cornthwaite was missing due to injury as Selangor FA won 2-0 away to Perak FA. Jon McKain was not in the squad for Kelantan FA as they won 4-3 at home to Sarawak FA, for whom Ryan Griffiths was also not in the squad.

In matches played earlier in the week, McKain played a full match as Kelantan lost 3-0 away to Selangor, for whom Cornthwaite was missing due to injury. Makeche again played a full match as Felda played out a 2-2 draw at Pahang FA. Griffiths also played a full match as Sarawak won 2-1 at home to Singapore Lions XII. Karlovic was another to play a full match as ATM FA lost 1-0 away to Sime Darby.

In the final round of matches in the Malaysian Premier League, Joel Chianese played a full match for Sabah FA as they lost 2-1 at home to Johor Darul Ta’zim. Cameron Edwards also played a full match as Putrajaya SPA FC suffered a 3-0 loss at home to PKNS FC. Earlier in the week, Chianese played a full match and scored a brace as Sabah lost 3-2 at Kedah FA. Edwards also played a full match as Putrajaya were thrashed 7-0 away to T-Team FC.

SOUTH AMERICA

In the Primera Division – Apertura in Uruguay, Richard Porta was not in the squad as CA Cerro lost 3-1 away to Danubio FC.

NORTH AMERICA

In Major League Soccer in the United States, Andy Rose played until the 77th minute as Seattle Sounders lost 2-0 away to Real Salt Lake. Earlier in the week, Rose played a full match as the Sounders won 4-0 at home over Orlando City SC.

In the USL Pro, Harrison Delbridge played a full match as Portland Timbers II won 2-0 at home to Tulsa Roughnecks. In an earlier match, Delbridge was not in the squad for Portland as they won 3-1 at home to Vancouver Whitecaps II.

In the CONCACAF Champions Cup, Andy Rose was an unused substitute for Seattle Sounders as they won 2-1 at home to CD Olimpia.

In the National Women’s Soccer League in the USA, Ellie Brush played a full match for Houston Dash as they lost 3-0 at home to Seattle Reign. Both Caitlin Foord and Sam Kerr played full matches for Sky Blue FC as they won 1-0 at home to Portland Thorns, for whom Clare Polkinghorne also played a full match and Stephanie Catley was not in the squad. Kyah Simon played a full match as Boston Breakers lost 3-0 at FC Kansas City. Hayley Raso played until the 50th minute as Washington Spirit won 2-1 away to Chicago Red Stars.

AFRICA

In the Premier Soccer League in South Africa, Isaka Cernak played until the 69th minute as SuperSport United came back to secure a 1-1 draw away to Mpumalanga BA.

FRIENDLIES

In club friendlies this week, Joseph Taylor played a full match for FC Legnago Salus as they won 4-1 over Caldiero. In a match played earlier in the week, Taylor came on in the 80th minute as Legnago drew 2-2 with Mantova FC.

TRANSFERS

Finally, in transfer news, free agent goalkeeper Brad Jones has joined fellow Aussie James Meredith at English League One club Bradford City.