Holman, who put in a man-of-the-match performance in midfield against Den Haag a fortnight ago, scored one goal and created two as AZ firmed up their grip on fourth spot.

The Socceroo has been given a licence to roam around midfield by AZ boss Gertjan Verbeek lately and he's clearly enjoying the role.

Kolbeinn Sigthorsson had given AZ a 19th-minute lead, before Holman doubled their advantage by scoring a goal reminiscent of his memorable World Cup strike against Serbia.

The Socceroo skipped past two weak challenges before slotting his shot into the bottom left-hand corner.

Holman then turned provider in the second-half, playing in Sigthorsson to make it 3-0, before the Australian's low centre found Graziano Pelle who converted for the fourth on 66 minutes.

Pelle made it 5-0 on 72 minutes, before the visitors got a late consolation.

In Germany's Bundesliga, young Aussie goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak celebrated Borussia Dortmund clinching the title with a 2-0 victory over FC Nurnberg on Saturday, as second-placed Leverkusen lost at FC Koln handing BVB an unassailable lead at the summit.

Langerak, who has made one appearance for Dortmund this season, was an unused substitute for the new German champions.

In the Greek Cup there was also joy for Aussie Nathan Burns as AEK Athens defeated Atromitos 3-0 in the final on Saturday, to claim their first silverware in nine years.

Burns, who appears to have fallen out of favour under Manolo Jimenez, was not in the AEK matchday squad for the final.

In England's Premier League, Tim Cahill made his first start for Everton since returning from a foot injury but was well marshalled and eventually replaced on 66 minutes as the Toffees drew 1-1 at struggling Wigan on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Brett Emerton put in an enterprising full shift as Blackburn Rovers defeated Bolton 1-0 on Saturday, while Mark Schwarzer kept a clean sheet as Fulham claimed a rare away win, 3-0 at Sunderland.

In England's Championship, Adam Federici returned to the Reading starting line-up, keeping a clean sheet, as the Royals clinched their play-offs spot after a 0-0 draw at Coventry on Saturday.

Federici hadn't played since mid-February due to injury and then his replacement Alex McCarthy's fine form but was given the nod by Royals boss Brian McDermott for Saturday's important game.

And the Aussie showed his worth making a fine save from Sammy Clingan's 72nd-minute free-kick, along with a superb block to deny Marlon King late on too.

McDermott explained after the game: โ€œAlex McCarthy, everyone can see he is the best young goalkeeper in the country, but Adam Federici is a top goalkeeper, he's an Australian international. I felt with his experience, my gut feel was Adam needed to play. That's the reason.

โ€œAlex McCarthy's done nothing wrong, but Adam Federici had done nothing wrong when he got injured, so I'm lucky to have top goalkeepers.โ€

Elsewhere, Richard Garcia was forced off after 14 minutes with a knee injury as Hull City drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace on Saturday, while Brad Jones allowed an early Jon Stead strike to squirm under his body and into the net as Derby lost 2-0 to Bristol City.

Derby boss Nigel Clough was scathing of Jones' error labelling the mistake 'demoralising' and hinting the Aussie wouldn't play again for the Rams.

Meanwhile, Shane Lowry put in a full shift as Sheffield United were officially relegated after a 2-2 draw with Barnsley, while Neil Kilkenny returned to the Leeds starting line-up, playing a full game and helping the Whites to a 1-0 win over Burnley which keeps alive their remote play-offs hopes.

In Italy's Serie B, Carl Valeri was a 78th-minute substitute, helping Sassuolo move clear of relegation danger with a 1-0 win over midtable Empoli on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Adrian Madaschi put in a full shift in defence as Portogruaro slumped to a 2-1 home loss against Pescara on Saturday. Portogruaro remain in the bottom three.

In Germany's 2.Bundesliga, Dario Vidosic put in a full shift in attack for relegated Arminia Bielefeld as they lost 1-0 at Greuther Furth on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Nikita Rukavytsya was an unused sub as promoted Hertha BSC lost 2-1 at home to 1860 Munich on Friday.

In Holland's Eredivisie, Michael Zullo put in a full shift as FC Utrecht lost 3-1 to ADO Den Haag on Sunday. Adam Sarota was an unused sub while Tommy Oar did not make the squad.

The result sees Utrecht slip down into ninth and out of the Europa League playoffs places.

In Holland's Eerste Divisie, James Holland started and played 66 minutes as Sparta Rotterdam won 1-0 at AGOVV on Friday.

In Turkey's Super Lig, Harry Kewell was absent while Lucas Neill is back in Australia due to a groin injury as Galatasaray lost 2-0 at Besiktas on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Mile Jedinak was absent as Genclerbirligi drew 1-1 at Sivasspor on Friday, while James Troisi did not play as Kayserispor defeated Bursaspor 1-0 on Sunday.

In Portugal's Liga de Honra, Jason Davidson put in a full shift as Sporting Covilha lost 2-1 to Varzim in a crucial relegation battle on Sunday. The result sees Varzim leapfrog Covilha, sending Davidson's side into the drop zone with four games to play.

In Denmark's Superliga, Nathan Coe had a disappointing return to his former club conceding three goals as SonderjyskE lost 3-0 at FC Kobenhavn on Sunday.

It could have been worse for Coe too, who was outjumped by Dame N'Doye from a corner late in the first-half with the FCK striker putting the ball in the back of the net, but the goalkeeper got a lucky reprieve when the referee called for a tame foul.

Elsewhere, Brent McGrath did not play as Brondby's UEFA Champions League hopes took a hit after a 0-0 draw with Horsens on Sunday.

In Switzerland's Super League, Scott Chipperfield did not play as FC Basel lost 3-0 at FC Sion on Sunday.

The result allowed second-placed Zurich to move one point of leaders Basel with six games to play.

In Sweden's Allsvenskan, goalkeeper Ante Covic played a full game as IF Elfsborg won 2-0 at GAIS Goteborg on Friday.

In Czech Republic's Gambrinus Liga, Kerem Bulut did not play as Mlada Boleslav lost 2-1 at home to Hradec Kralove on Saturday.

In Scotland's Premier League, Ryan McGowan was an 81st-minute substitute as Hearts conceded late to draw 2-2 with Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Danny Invincibile started and played 62 minutes as St Johnstone ended their goal drought with a 2-1 win at Hibernian on Saturday.

In Scotland's Second Division, Matthew Park was on the scoresheet as East Fife defeated Alloa 3-1 on Saturday. Park and fellow Aussie Dylan McGowan both played full games in the win.

In England's League One, James Wesolowski played a full game as Peterborough United drew 2-2 at Rochdale on Saturday. Posh will compete in the play-offs.

In England's League Two, Alex Cisak put in a full shift as Accrington Stanley confirmed their play-offs place with a 3-1 win over Daniel Leach's Barnet. Leach started and played 82 minutes.

Elsewhere, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff played a full game as Shrewsbury remained in contention for automatic promotion after a 1-0 win at Cheltenham, while Jamie Young put in a full shift as Aldershot drew 2-2 with Rotherham.

In Ireland's Premier Division, Chris O'Connor put in a full shift in goals as Bohemians lost 2-0 to Derry City on Friday.

In Japan's J.League, Joshua Kennedy provided two assists as champions Nagoya Grampus claimed their first win of the campaign 2-0 over Kawasaki Frontale on Friday.

The Socceroo's hard work set up Keiji Tamada for the opener on 32 minutes.

The big Australian was at it again on 82 minutes, when his back-heel set up Tamada for the second.

Elsewhere, Alex Brosque put in an enterprising display as a 66th-minute substitute as Shimizu S-Pulse drew 1-1 at Yokohama F. Marinos on Friday.

Eddy Bosnar also returned to the Shimizu starting line-up, playing a full game in defence.

Meanwhile, Matthew Spiranovic put in a full shift as Urawa Reds lost 1-0 at Vegalta Sendai on Friday.

In Japan's J2.League, Mark Milligan marked his return from injury by starting and playing a full game for JEF United as they lost 1-0 at Tokushima Vortis on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Jade North wasn't in the FC Tokyo matchday squad which drew 0-0 with Consadole Sapporo.

In China's Super League, Bruce Djite scored his first goal for new club Jiangsu Sainty as they drew 1-1 with Henan Construction on Saturday.

Djite, who is set to join Adelaide United for the next A-League season, scored on 18 minutes after Henan had taken an 11th-minute lead.

The Australian scored when Du Wenhui's cross into the box reached the back post where Djite shot past the outstretched Henan keeper Heng Cheng.

Djite played a full game for Jiangsu, while fellow Aussie Alex Wilkinson, who almost scored twice after getting on the end of free-kicks, also put in a full shift.

Elsewhere, Adam Griffiths started and played 76 minutes as Hangzhou Greentown went top with a 2-1 win over Shenzhen Ruby on Friday, while his brother Joel Griffiths did not play as Beijing Guoan won 3-0 at Nanchang Bayi on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Adam Kwasnik started and played 83 minutes as Chengdu Blades won 1-0 at Tianjin Teda, Dean Heffernan put in a full shift as Liaoning Whowin lost 2-1 at Guangzhou and Dino Djulbic was absent as Shaanxi Chanba drew 1-1 with Changchun Yatai.

In Korea's K-League, Luke DeVere and Sasa Ognenovski both played full games for their respective sides as Gyeongnam FC came from two goals behind to draw 2-2 with Seongnam Ilhwa on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Iain Fyfe was an unused sub as Busan I'Park defeated Rob Cornthwaite's Chunnam Dragons. Cornthwaite did not play.