In the Italian Third Division Reno Piscopo was an unused substitute for Renate in both their losses to Monza and Fermana. Giancarlo Galifuoco was injured for Rieti's 2-1 loss to Virtus Francavilla and 0-0 draw to Cavese. 

In Serbian football Milos Degenek played a full match for Crvena Zvezda as they defeated Napredale 3-0. Andrew Marveggio came on in the 90th minute for Macba Savac in their 1-0 cup victory over Radnicki 1923. Dejan Pandurevic was absent from FK Zemun's cup squad in their 2-0 win over Indija. 

Socceroos Mathew Leckie made his Bundesliga return from injury as he played 20 minutes off the bench for Hertha BSC's impressive 2-0 victory over Bayern München. Brandon Borello is still absent from Freiburg's squads due to injury as they recoreded a 1-0 win over Schalke. Robbie Kruse suffered a calf injury and missed out on VFL Bochum's 1-0 loss to Dynamo Dresden and 3-2 loss to Heidenheim. Kwame Yeboah was absent from Fortuna Koln's squads in their 1-0 loss to VFL Osnabruck and 1-0 victory over Verdingen. 

In the Regionalliga Christian Theoharous was an unused sub for Borussia Mönchengladbach's 1-0 win over Rot Weiß Oberhausen and 3-3 draw against Lippstadt 08. Jamie Percevski and Joshua Laws were both absent from Fortuna Dusseldorf II's match day squads in their 2-1 win over Wiedenbruck and 3-0 loss to Bonner. Julian Schwarzer was an unused sub for Pipinsried 09's match day squad in a 3-0 loss to Buchbach. John Anton-Buceto was an 86th minute substitute for Kaan-Marienborn's 2-1 loss to Viktoria Koln and was an unused sub against Wattenscheid. George Timotheou was absent from Schalke U23's squad that defeated Brunninghauasen 4-0. Junior Mushaba was an unused substitute for Holzwickeder in their 3-0 victory over Westfalia Rhynern. 

In Greece Charalambos Stamboulidis was absent from Aris Thessaloniki's 1-1 draw in the Greek Cup. 

In the KNVB Cup Trent Sainsbury played a full match and scored his first goal for PSV Eindhoven while Aziz Behich also played a full match in a 4-0 win over Excelsior. Sainsbury and Behich were unused subs in PSV's 2-0 win over NAC Breda in the Eredivisie. Ajdin Hrustic played came on as a substitute in the 27th minute for FC Gronigen as they lost 2-0 to FC Twente in the KNVB Cup. Hrustic served a one game suspension in Gronigen's 1-1 draw with Utrecht in the Eredivisie. Dean Bouzanis was an unused sub while Denis Genreau played half an hour off the bench for PEC Zwolle in their 1-0 loss to Staphorst in the KNVB Cup. Genreau started and played 65 minutes in the Eredivisie against AZ while Dean Bouzanis looked on from the bench in a 2-2 draw. 

Sebastian Pasquali started and played 77 minutes for Jong Ajax as they lost 3-0 to FC Eindhoven. Quivi Fowler was an unused sub for FC Dordrecht as they lost 1-0 to Almere Sport.  

In Switzerland Tomi Juric made his comeback for FC Luzern playing 27 minutes off the bench against FC Basel as his side lost 2-1. Juric came on for 17 minutes later in the week as Luzern lost 3-1 at home to FC Sion Liam Chipperfield played a full match for FC Basel U15 as they defeated Grasshopper Zurich 3-2. 

In Belgium Danny Vukovic played a full game and kept a clean sheet in a 4-0 win over Lommel. Later in the week another clean sheet came his way with another 4-0 win in the Belgian League against Zulte Waragrem. 

In Norway Alex Gersbach came on in the fourth minute for Rosenborg as they defeated Valaranga 2-0 in the Norwegian Cup. Gersbach then started and played a full game in a 1-0 away loss to Molde. Luc Jeggo played a full match and scored the winning goal in a 3-2 win for Floro SK over Viking. 

In the Austrian Cup Jimmy Jeggo played a full match in a 2-0 win over his former club Sturm Graz. He then backed it up with another 90 minutes in a late 1-0 away win over Hartberg. James Holland started and played 57 minutes for LASK Linz in an 8-0 mauling of Stadl-Paura in the Austrian Cup. He then played 90 minutes in a 0-0 draw with Sturm Graz in the Austrian Bundesglia. 

Caleb Mikulic was absent from Young Violets Austria Wien's squad as they lost 2-0 to SKU Amstetten. 

In Denmark Awer Mabil started and played 79 minutes for FC Midtjylland and got an assist in a 5-2 win over Hobro. Mustafa Amini played a full game and bagged a brace for AGF in the Danish cup competition in a 5-1 win over Esbjerg FC. Antonis Martis was absent from Midtjylland U19's squad as they faced Aalborg U19. 

Dylan Murnane started and played a full match IFK Mariehamn as they drew 1-1 with Inter Turku. Jacob Esposito was a 46th minute substitute as PS Kemi lost 4-0 to Ilves. 

Golgol Mebrahtu came on in the 88th minute for Sparta Praha as they lost 1-0 to Plzen. 

In Croatia Steven Lustica played 25 minutes off the bench for Inter Zapresic as they went down 3-0 at home to Osijek. Fran Karacic was absent from NK Lokomotiv Zagreb's squad that knocked out Primorac Biograd 1-0 in the Croatian Cup. Karacic started and played a full game in the Croatian HNL.1 as Zagreb defeated NK Gorica 3-0 away from home.

Marc Moric started and played a full match for NK Rijeka U19 as they lost 1-0 to Istra 1963. Mark Rizoski was absent from NK Lucko's HNL.2 squad as they lost 1-0 to NK Metimurje.

Aleksander Susnjar came off the bench for five minutes for MSK Zilina's 2-1 win over Zlate Moravce. 

Deni Juric played 11 minutes off the bench for NK Triglav in their 3-0 win over Mura in the Slovenian PrvaLiga. 


Our boys in the Premier League didn't fare too well on match day seven. Aaron Mooy played 90 minutes in a 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur while Mat Ryan conceded twice in a 2-0 loss against Pep Guardiola's Macnhester City.

In the English Championship Mile Jedinak played a full match in a 1-1 draw against Bristol City for which Bailey Wright was absent from the match day squad. James Meredith was started and played 89 minutes for Millwall as they lost 3-2 to Sheffield United at home. Mass Luongo played a full game and received a yellow card as QPR lost 3-0 to Swansea.

Adam Federici played a full game for Stoke City as the Potters were knocked out of the League Cup 3-2 by Nottingham Forest. Federici was an unused substitute as Stoke drew 2-2 with Rotherham United for whom Ryan Williams had a standout game with two key passes and winning ten duels. Jackson Irvine played a full game as Hull City drew 1-1 with Middlesborough. 

In the English League One Ryan McGowan played a full game as Bradford City drew 0-0 with Bristol Rovers. Mcgowan was absent from Bradford's squad that defeated Everton U21 6-5 on penalties to advance in the Football League Trophy. Brad Inman was absent from Rochdale's squad that lost 3-1 to Portsmouth. Kenny Dougall played a full game as Barnsley defeated Fleetwood Town 3-1. Cameron Burgess played a full match as Scunthorpe United drew 0-0 with Burton Albion. 

In the English League Two Harry Kewell got his first win as Notts County gaffer, a 2-1 victory at home to Crewe Alexandra. Jordan Lyden was absent from Oldham Athletic's squad that drew 0-0 with Swindon Town. Jimmy Oates started and played 49 minutes for Exeter City as they beat West Ham U21 2-0 in the Football League Trophy. 

In the English Youth Leagues Callum Elder played a full game for Leicester City U23 in a 2-2 draw with Brighton U23's. Tom Glover played a full match in goals for Tottenham Hotspur U23 as they defeated Blackburn U23 3-1. Tyrese Francois played a full game for Fulham U23 who drew 1-1 with Stoke U23. Jacob Young was an unused sub as Sunderland U23 were demolished 7-0 by Wolves U23. 

In Scottish top division Tom Rogic came off the bench for 15 and 30 minutes against St Johnstone and Aberdeen respectively in two 1-0 wins for Celtic. Daniel Arzani started and played 62 minutes while Leo Mazis was an unused sub for Celtic reserves who lost 3-1 to Greenock Morton reserves. Jamie Maclaren was missing due to injury while Mark Milligan played 105 minutes as Hibernian fell 6-5 on penalties to Aberdeen in the Scottish League Cup quarter-final. Milligan backed it up with 90 minutes in a 1-0 victory over St Mirren in the league for whom Ryan Edwards also played a full match.

Oli Bozanic was a 92nd minute substitute for Hearts while Ben Garuccio was an unused sub as they defeated Andy Rose's Motherwell 4-2 for whom he did not feature. Garrucio was again an unused sub while Bozanic played 11 minutes off the bench in a 2-1 victory over St Johnstone. 

In the Scottish second division Tom Beadling was an unused sub as Dunfermline Athletic defeated Partick Thistle 1-0. Jack Iredale was an unused sub for Greenock Morton who were trounced 5-1 by Ayr. Lyndon Dykes played a full game in a 0-0 draw for Queen of the South against Inverness CT.


In the J-League, Andrew Nabbout made his return from injury and was an unused substitute for Urawa Reds as they defeated Kashiwa Reysol 3-2. Ange Postecoglou recorded a stellar 5-2 victory over Vegalta Sendai to move Yokohama F Marinos into 11th place. Mitchell Duke was absent from Shimizu S-Pulse's squad that defeated FC Tokyo away from home. 

In the J-League 2 Jason Geria was absent from JEF United Chiba's squad that lost 1-0 to Ehime FC.

In the K-League Classic James Donachie played a full match for Jeonnam Dragons as they lost 1-0 to Jeonbuk. Dylan McGowan was absent from both Gangwon's squads as they lost 1-0 to Suwon Bluewings and 3-2 to Jeonbuk Hyundai. Kwabena Appiah-Kubi was absent from Incheon United's 1-1 draw with FC Seoul. Aleksander Jovanovic played full matches for Jeju United in a 3-2 loss to Ulsan Hyundai and a 1-0 victory over Jeonnam Dragons. Connor Chapman was absent from Pohang Steelers squad that defeated Sangju 2-1. 

In Saudi Arabia Jack Duncan and Rhys Williams were on the wrong end of a 4-2 result as both players completed 90 minutes for Al-Qadisiyah against Al Feiha. Mat Jurman played a full match and received a yellow card as Al-Ittihad drew 2-2 with Al-Wahda. Brad Jones kept a clean sheet against Al-Taawoun in a 1-0 victory. 

In the UAE Bernie Ibini was absent from Emirates Club's squad that lost 2-1 to Al-Wasl. 

In Hong Kong Harry Sawyer manager some small minutes in stoppage time off the bench as Tai Po drew 2-2 with HK Sapling. 

Erik Paartalu kicked off his season in India playing a full game for Bengaluru in their 1-0 win over Chennayin. 

North America

In the MLS Bad Smith suffered an injury in the leadup to Seattle Sounders match against Colorado Rapids and was absent as they won 4-0.