Socceroo James Troisi scored a stunning goal for Zulte Waregem in an action-packed weekend for our overseas Aussies.
Following the international break, the green and gold brigade were in the thick of the goalmouth skirmishes this week, setting up goals in leagues across England, Holland, Greece, and Norway.
Elsewhere striker Chris Ikonomidis was again on the scoresheet for Lazio Youth, as was Brett Holman in the UAE.
But it was the absolute screamer from Troisi in a crazy game in Belgium that will grab all the headlines. Check out the highlights of the match here:
Starting in the English Premier League, Mile Jedinak played a full match as Crystal Palace lost 2-1 at home to league leaders Chelsea FC, for whom Mark Schwarzer was not in the squad. Brad Jones was an unused substitute for Liverpool in their 3-2 win away at bottom club Queens Park Rangers. Curtis Good was missing due to injury as Newcastle United won 1-0 against Leicester City. Alex Cisak was not in the squad for Burnley FC as they lost 3-1 at home to West Ham United.
In the Championship in England, Scott McDonald played a full match and set up a goal as Millwall FC came back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 with Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adam Federici played a full match while Ryan Edwards was not in the squad as Reading FC lost 3-0 at home to Derby County. Rhys Williams was missing due to injury as Middlesbrough FC won 2-1 away to Brighton & Hove Albion. Cameron Burgess was not in the squad while Adam Taggart was missing due to injury as Fulham won 1-0 against league leaders Norwich City. Chris Herd, who saw international action, was not in the squad for Bolton Wanderers as they won 1-0 away to Birmingham City.
In League One in England, Massimo Luongo played a full match while Brad Smith was not in the squad as Swindon Town drew 1-1 with Yeovil Town. Neil Kilkenny played a full match and set up the opening goal while Bailey Wright was not in the squad as Preston North End beat Port Vale 2-0. Shane Lowry played a full match as Leyton Orient played out a goalless draw with Milton Keynes Dons. Ryan Williams played until the 75th minute as Barnsley FC lost 2-1 away to Peterborough United. Bradden Inman played until the 90th minute as Crewe Alexandra won 1-0 away to Walsall FC. James Meredith was an unused substitute as Bradford City lost 2-0 at home to Sheffield United.
In the English League Two, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff played a full match as Burton Albion lost 2-0 at home to Morecambe FC. James Wesolowski was not in the squad for Shrewsbury Town as they won 1-0 away to York City.
In the Conference Premier in England, Aaron Downes played a full match and scored an equaliser for Torquay United but it wasn’t enough as they went down 3-2 to Grimsby Town. Mitchell Austin came on in the 60th minute for Southport FC in their 1-0 home win over Welling United. Alex Baird was not in the squad for Gateshead FC as they lost 2-0 at home to Barnet FC. Alex Grant was also not in the squad for Macclesfield Town in their 1-0 win over Dover Athletic. Daniel Collins was missing due to pending registration as Wrexham FC drew 1-1 with Lincoln City. Joshua Riis was not in the squad for Kidderminster Harriers as they lost 2-0 away to Halifax Town. Lee Burns was also not in the squad for Dartford FC as they drew 1-1 with Aldershot Town.
In the Conference South in England, Aaron Lennox and Jeremy Walker both played full matches as Concord Rangers drew 1-1 Maidenhead United. Shane Huke came on in the 71st minute as Ebbsfleet United drew 1-1 with Hemel Hempstead Town.
In the U21 Premier League Division 2 in England, Thomas Strain played until the 86th minute and scored the opening goal of the game, while Jordan Lyden was not in the squad as Aston Villa U21 lost 4-1 away to midlands rival West Bromwich Albion U21. Hyuga Tanner played until the 85th minute as Blackburn Rovers U21 drew 0-0 with Arsenal FC U21.
In the U21 PDL League 2 – North Division in England, Josh Macdonald was an unused substitute for Nottingham Forest U21 as they were hammered 5-1 away to Cardiff City U21.
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 drew 1-1 with Crewe Alexandra U21.
In the Irish Premier Division, Mark Griffin was an unused substitute as Dundalk FC drew 1-1 away to Bray Wanderers. In an earlier match, Griffin came on in the 83rd minute as Dundalk played out a 0-0 draw with Shamrock Rovers. Dundalk currently sit in second place on the ladder one point behind league leaders Cork City, who they play in the final match of the season next week.
In the German Bundesliga, Robbie Kruse was an unused substitute as Bayer Leverkusen blew a 3-0 halftime lead to eventually draw 3-3 with VfB Stuttgart. Mitch Langerak was also an unused substitute as Borussia Dortmund lost 2-1 away to FC Koln.
In the 2. Bundesliga in Germany, Mathew Leckie played a full match as FC Ingolstadt 04 won 1-0 away to FSV Frankfurt to remain on top of the ladder.
In the 3. Liga in Germany, Mustafa Amini played until the 69th minute as Borussia Dortmund II drew 2-2 with VfL Osnabruck.
In the German Mittelrheinliga, Sam Gibson was not in the squad for TSV Germania Windeck as they lost 4-0 at home to Bonner SC.
In the Bayernliga Sud in Germany, Jon Faerber was not in the squad for TSV 1860 Rosenheim as they lost 5-2 away to SpVgg. Unterhaching II.
In the Regionalliga West in Germany, Kwame Yeboah came on in the 63rd minute as Borussia Monchengladbach II played out a 1-1 draw with Alemannia Aachen. Brandon Chin and Zane Chothia were both not in the squad as FC Hennef 05 lost 3-1 away to SG Wattenscheid.
In the German Hessenliga, Max Haubus was missing due to injury as SV Rot-Weiss Hadamar won 4-0 against Spvgg 05 Oberrad.
In the Serie A in Italy, Joshua Brillante was an unused substitute as AC Fiorentina suffered a 2-0 home loss to Lazio. Panos Armenakas was not in the squad for Udinese as they lost 1-0 away to Torino FC.
In the Italian Campionato Primavera, Chris Ikonomidis played until the 74th minute and scored the opening goal as Lazio Youth won 3-0 away to FC Crotone Youth.
In the Italian Lega Pro, Liam Graham was an unused substitute for Aurora Pro Patria in their goalless draw with AS Giana Erminio.
In the Eredivisie in the Netherlands, Luke Wilkshire played a full match and set up the opening goal as Feyenoord won 2-1 at home to bottom club Heracles Almelo. Tommy Oar also played a full match and set up the opening goal, while Michael Zullo was missing due injury as FC Utrecht recorded a 3-1 away win over FC Dordrecht. Eli Babalj was an unused substitute as AZ Alkmaar lost 3-0 away to league leaders PSV Eindhoven. Trent Sainsbury was an unused substitute for PEC Zwolle in their 3-2 loss away to Go Ahead Eagles.
In the Dutch Eerste Divisie, Kenneth Dougall came on in the 67th minute while Alistair Quinn was an unused substitute as SC Telstar lost 2-0 away to RKC Waalwijk. Luke Kairies was not in the squad for FC Eindhoven in their 3-0 loss away to FC Oss. Both Harry Ascroft and Travis Cooper were not in the squad as VVV-Venlo lost 1-0 away to Sparta Rotterdam.
In the Greek Superleague, Robert Stambolziev played a full match and set up the only goal of the game as PAE Niki Volou won 1-0 against Panthrakikos. Theo Markelis was not in the squad for PAE Veria as they won 2-1 at home to bottom club Levadiakos.
In the Football League 2 in Greece, Billy Konstantinidis played a full match for Doxa Dramas FC in their 2-0 loss away to Neo Agioneri. Giannis Simosis was not in the squad for Panargeiakos FC as they won 1-0 away at Zakinthiakos.
In round 3 of the Taca de Portugal, Caleb Patterson-Sewell was an unused substitute as Gil Vicente advanced with a 2-1 win over Real SC.
In the Austrian Bundesliga, James Holland was not in the squad for Austria Wien as they drew 1-1 with SCR Altach.
In the Liga I in Romania, Anthony Carter was not in the squad for CFR Cluj as they won 2-1 at home to Dinamo Bucharest. Julius Davies was also not in the squad for FC Otelul Galati as they were beaten 3-0 away at Viitorul Constanta.
In the Eerste Klasse in Belgium, Mat Ryan played a full match as Club Brugge KV won 3-1 away to KSC Lokeren. James Troisi played and scored the second goal as Zulte Waregem took a 2-1 lead over Standard Liege before the referee abandoned the match in second half stoppage time due to crowd trouble. Earlier, the referee led the players from the field for 15 minutes because of turbulence in the stands and when they returned Troisi struck an absolute screamer from 25 yards out to give his side a 2-0 lead with just two minutes left on the clock.
In the Turkish SuperLig, Aziz Behich played a full match for Bursaspor in their 2-2 draw with Eskisehirspor.
In the Prva Liga in Croatia, Tomislav Mrcela played a full match for NK Lokomotiva Zagreb in their 3-0 home win over NK Zagreb, for whom Roko Strika was not in the squad. Frane Vladislavic was not in the squad for NK Istra 1961 as they lost 3-1 away to HNK Rijeka. Steven Ugarkovic was also not in the squad as NK Osijek lost 3-0 away to RNK Split.
In the Croatian Druga HNL, Josip Konyit was an unused substitute as NK Inter Zapresic drew 1-1 with NK Dugopolje. Mario Simic was not in the squad for NK Lucko as they lost 2-0 away to Segesta Sisak.
In the Scottish Premier League, Jackson Irvine was not in the squad for Ross County as they suffered a 5-0 defeat at home to Celtic FC, for whom Tom Rogic was missing due to injury.
In the Swiss Super League, Oliver Bozanic played a full match as FC Luzern played out a scoreless draw with FC Vaduz. Dario Vidosic played until the 86th minute as FC Sion also played out a scoreless draw with FC Thun.
In the 3. Divisjon Avdeling 2 in Norway, Saka came on in the 65th minute and set up the final goal as Hasle-Loren IL won 2-0 away to Oldenborg IS.
In the Nationaldivisioun in Luxembourg, David Rowley was not in the squad for CS Grevenmacher as they lost 2-0 at home to US Rumelange.
In the Maltese Premier League, Adrian Zahra was not in the squad for Valletta FC as they lost 2-0 at home to Birkirkara FC.
In the A Lyga in Lithuania, Evan Alexandrow-Ridley played a full match as FK Ekranas won 4-1 at home to FK Banga.
In the second leg of round one ties in the UEFA Womenʻs Champions League, Niki Deiter was an unused substitute as Glasgow City FC won 3-0 in extra time over Medyk Konin.
In the Norwegian Toppserien, Eliza Campbell was missing due to injury as Medkila IL lost 3-1 at home to Amazon FK.
In the Japanese J.League, Josh Kennedy was not in the squad for Nagoya Grampus as they lost 4-0 away to Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
In the K-League in Korea, Aleksandar Jovanovic played a full match as Jeju United won 3-0 at home to Pohang Steelers. Robert Cornthwaite came on in the 71st minute as Jeonnam Dragons lost 2-1 at home to FC Seoul. Alex Wilkinson was not in the squad as Jeonbuk FC won 2-0 away to Incheon United. Luke DeVere was also not in the squad for Gyeongnam FC in their 4-0 loss away to Busan I’Park.
In the Chinese Super League, Josh Mitchell played a full match for Liaoning Hongyun in their 3-1 win over Changchun Yatai. Ryan McGowan played a full match as Shandong Luneng Taishan drew 3-3 with Guangzhou Fuli. Adam Hughes played a full match for Ha’erbin Yiteng while Daniel McBreen also played a full match for Shanghai Dongya as the sides played out a 1-1 draw. Jonas Salley also played a full match for Guizhou Renhe as they lost 2-1 at home to Guangzhou Hengda.
In the opening round of matches from the Indian Super League, Andrew Barisic came on in the 76th minute as Kerala Blasters lost 1-0 away to NorthEast United. Tolgay Ozbey was an unused substitute for FC Goa in their 2-1 home loss to Chennaiyin FC. In a more recent match, Ozbey was again an unused substitute as Goa drew 1-1 with NorthEast United.
In the Thai Premier League, Michael Beauchamp played a full match, Matthew Thompson played until the 70th minute and Trent McClenahan was not in the squad as PTT Rayong FC won 3-1 against Police United. In an earlier match, Beauchamp and Thompson played full matches while McClenahan was again not in the squad as Rayong won 3-1 away to TOT SC. Brent McGrath played a full match as Sisaket FC lost 3-1 at home to Buriram United. In a more recent match, McGrath did not play as Sisaket lost 2-1 away to Chonburi FC.
In the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in the Maldives, Dane Milovanovic played a full match as New Radiant SC ran out 6-3 winners over Mahibadhoo.
In the S.League – Championship Group in Singapore, Justin Pasfield played a full match while Joseph Taylor was not in the squad as Tampines Rovers won 2-1 at home against Balestier Khalsa.
In the Prime League in Singapore, Taylor played a full match for Tampines Rovers (R) in their 4-3 away win over Hougang United (R).
In the Hong Kong Premier League, Jerrad Tyson played a full match as Sun Pegasus won 5-1 at home to HK Rangers. Dylan Macallister also played a full match as Eastern Salon drew 1-1 with Yokohama FC HK. Joey Gibbs played while Aaron Evans was not in the squad as Tai Po FC lost 3-2 at home to Wong Tai Sin.
In the Uzbekistan Professional Futbol Ligasi, Petar Franjic was an unused substitute for Olmaliq FK in their 1-0 home loss to Lokomotiv Tashkent.
In the Arabian Gulf League in the United Arab Emirates, Brett Holman played until the 84th minute and scored the second goal in his sides’ 5-1 win over Al Fujairah Club.
In the Qatar Stars League, Mark Bresciano played until the 72nd minute as Al Gharafa drew 1-1 with Khor SC.
In the first leg of the semi-finals of the Piala Malaysia Adam Griffiths played a full match as Kedah FA won 3-1 at home to Pahang FA.
In the Campeonato Serie A – Segunda Etapa in Ecuador, Richard Porta came on in the 72nd minute as Independiente del Valle cruised to a 4-0 home win over Deportivo Cuenca.
In Major League Soccer in the United States, Tim Cahill was not in the squad for New York Red Bulls as they lost 3-1 at home to Columbus Crew.
In the Kenyan Premier League, Ian Niva was not in the squad as top of the table Gor Mahia FC won 1-0 over Mathare United.comments