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The Socceroos forward broke the deadlock early on for his side, while his international team-mate kept out the opposition as both clubs advanced in the German Cup

UK

On Monday night, Mile Jedinak and Crystal Palace earned a rare win, beating West Ham United 1-0 at home.

In the Championship on Wednesday, Rhys Williams picked up a booking as his Middlesbrough team went down 2-1 away to Derby County, and Scott McDonald came on late in Millwall's 2-2 draw at home to Nottingham Forest.

Europe

It was a good round of mid-week action for the Australians in Germany, where Robbie Kruse started and opened the scoring in the first minute of Bayer Leverkusen's 2-1 DFB Pokal victory away to Freiburg on Wednesday.

A day earlier, Mitch Langerak started for Borussia Dortmund, keeping a clean sheet in a 2-0 win away to Saarbrucken. Mustafa Amini was also afforded a rare place on the bench for the first team, but did not get on the field.


                              High Five | Langerak celebrates the win - and a clean sheet

Earlier in the week, Mathew Leckie came off the bench as FSV Frankfurt lost 2-1 at home to Arminia Bielefeld in the 2. Bundesliga.

Elsewhere, James Holland's Austria Wien enjoyed a 3-2 win at home to Sturm Graz in the Austrian Bundesliga, while Mat Ryan and Club Brugge went down 1-0 away to Kortrijk after extra-time in the Belgian Cup.

In the Eredivisie, Jason Davidson played the full game in Heracles' 1-1 draw away to Go Ahead Eagles, the Aussie fullback picking up a yellow card which will rule him out of the next match.

Carl Valeri was named on the bench for Sassuolo in their 2-0 Coppa Italia defeat away to Atalanta, as he nears a long-awaited comeback from serious injury.

Asia

In the United Arab Emirates, Brett Holman hit the back of the net and set up a goal in Al Nasr's 6-1 win at home to Al Wasl.

On the bench - some of the big names not in action this week

Mark Schwarzer (Chelsea), Adam Federici (Reading), Mustafa Amini (Borussia Dortmund), Carl Valeri (Sassuolo), Brad Jones (Liverpool)


Heads up | Leckie challenges Thomas Huebener

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