Aussies Abroad: Rosenborg wins title with Gersbach

The Norwegian club celebrated their 24th title, with the Australian left-back playing 90 minutes in their decisive victory

Socceroos full-back Alex Gersbach has won the Tippeligaen in Norway after Rosenborg won their 24th league title.

Gersbach played the full 90 minutes as Rosenborg fought back from a goal down to claim a 3-1 victory away to Molde, with captain Mike Jensen scoring twice for Norway's most successful club.

 

Rosenborg only needed a draw to clinch the title but it was the hosts that started the brighter and grabbed the lead on the half-hour mark through Bjorn Sigurdarson.

The visitors got back on level terms just five minutes into the second half thanks to Jensen before Christian Gytkjaer fired Rosenborg ahead just past the hour mark.

Jensen completed his brace in the dying minutes to secure the victory and clinch Rosenborg's second consecutive championship.

 

Meanwhile, Tom Rogic continued his sizzling form in Scotland, scoring and creating an assist in Celtic's 6-1 thrashing of Kilmarnock.

The Socceroos midfielder teed up James Forrest for Celtic's third goal before finding the net himself with just over five minutes remaining to round out the massive win.

In the Championship, Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak played a full match as Aston Villa fought back from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw at home to Newcastle United.

Massimo Luongo also got through 90 minutes as Queens Park Rangers were held to a 1-1 draw by Birmingham City at Loftus Road.

The news wasn't as good for Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield) and Jackson Irvine (Burton Albion), with both playing full games in defeats to Reading and Norwich City, respectively.

In League One, James Meredith was involved in Bradford City's goalless draw away to Bolton Wanderers, while goalkeeper Alex Cisak could do little as Leyton Orient fell to a 3-1 loss at Notts Country in League Two.

New Socceroos midfielder James Jeggo continued his impressive form in Austria, helping Sturm Graz to a 3-0 win over Wolfsberger.

Mustafa Amini and Chris Ikonomidis were both second-half substitutes as AGF fell to a 2-0 loss to FC Copenhagen in the Danish Superliga.

In the Eredivisie, Jason Davidson played a full game as Groningen were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Heracles.

Tomi Juric was a late substitute in FC Luzern's 3-1 loss at home to Lausanne in the Swiss Super League, while in Germany, Mat Leckie got through a full shift for Ingolstadt as they suffered a 2-0 loss away to Borussia Monchengladbach.