A vast number of overseas Aussies were involved in clean sheets for their clubs, whilst one match in Scotland had Aussies on both sides of the scoresheet.
Mitchell Langerak made it three clean sheets in eight days, with two more shut outs this week. Andreas Iniesta’s Vissel Kobe were kept at bay in the Emporer’s Cup in midweek, and Avispa Fukuoka also couldn’t find a way past the former Borussia Dortmund on his 33rd birthday.
Former Adelaide United defender Taylor Regan found his way onto the scoresheet for Sarawak United in the Malaysian Premier League. He scored Sarawak’s second in a 4-0 win over Projek FAM-MSN.
Harrison Delbridge’s impressive display for Incheon United in the K-League helped secure a 1-0 win for the Mariners, while full-backs Ryan Strain and Jack Iredale were both involved in shut outs for Maccabi Haifa and Cambridge United respectively.
Massimo Luongo completed his return from injury by putting in an industrious effort in Sheffield Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Rotherham. The win keeps the Owls top of League One as they begin their charge to return to the Championship in strong fashion.
Melbourne Victory fans could be forgiven for forgetting their former youth player Maker Maker, who left the club in 2019 for the NPL. After a spell with Flat Earth FC in Spain, the South-Sudanese-Australian midfielder is now playing in Lithuania’s second tier, and scored a late goal for his club Atmosfera in a 2-0 win.
Tom Rogic made an impact off the bench in Celtic’s 6-0 thrashing of St. Mirren, picking up another assist. Ange Postecoglou continues to win over critics in Scotland, after also guiding Celtic to victory in Europe, beating AZ Alkmaar in the first leg of their Europa League play-off.
Dundee forward Jason Cummings opened the scoring in his side’s match against Hibernian but parity was quickly restored when Martin Boyle converted a penalty. The scores ended level at 2-2 in a brilliant back-and-forth contest.
And finally, Daniel Arzani was immediately thrown into the action for Lommel SK in Belgium, and played 73 minutes in his new club’s 1-0 win over Royal Excel Mouscron. Arzani was able to make a good impression to begin a make-or-break campaign in the final year of his contract at parent club Manchester City.