It was a mixed week for the Aussies Abroad but the goals were coming thick and fast in Scotland. A number of Aussies progressed in their respective cup competitions – including a cup winner in Japan.
In Germany Mat Leckie played a full match as Hertha Berlin recorded a 1-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt maintaining their top six position in the Bundesliga. Kwame Yeboah was an unused sub for Fortuna Koln as they drew 0-0 with 1860 München.
In the Germany youth leagues Christian Theoharous was an unused sub as Borussia Mönchengladbach beat SC Wiedenbruck 1-0. Jamie Percesvki was an unused sub as Fortuna Dusseldorf U19 smashed Borussia Dortmund U19 4-1. Josh Laws was an unused sub as Fortuna Dusseldorf II lost 2-0 to SV Straelen. George Timotheou played a full match for FC Schalke II lost 3-0 to ASC Dortmund in a surprise loss at home.
In the Netherlands Trent Sainsbury started and played a full match while Aziz Behich was an unused sub as PSV put six goals past Excelsior in a 6-0 win. Denis Genreau played 28 minutes off the bench for PEC Zwolle against Ajax while Dean Bouzanis was an unused sub as Ajax dealt with Zwolle 4-1. Ajdin Hrustic started and played 89 minutes for Gronigen as they drew 0-0 with VVV Venlo.
In the Dutch youth leagues Seb Pasquali was absent from Jong Ajax's squad that beat FC Oss 1-0. John Iredale was absent from Jong Heerenveen's squad that beat Jong De Grafschaap 4-3. Daniel Bouman is still out injured as Gronigen U23 lost 1-0 to Harkamese Boys.
In Denmark Awer Mabil got another assist as FC Midtjylland beat OB 3-0 at home with Mabil keeping up the top assist race in Denmark with his ninth. Mustafa Amini played a full match as AGF finally got a home win, 2-1 over Vejle BK.
In Austria James Holland played a full game as LASK Linz drew 1-1 with Wolfsberg Jimmy Jeggo played a full game as Austria Wien went down 2-1 to Mattersburg.
In Croatia Fran Karacic's NK Lkomotiva made the Croatian cup semi-final defeating NK Rijeka 2-1 and playing 74 minutes. Later in the week the two sides played each other again although NK Rijeka humbled the champions 3-0 with Karacic playing a full game. Steven Lustica played 26 minutes off the bench for Inter Zapresic as they lost 2-0 to Dinamo Zagreb.
In Switzerland Tomi Juric was absent from FC Luzern's squad that fought hard to win 3-2 away from home against Grasshoppers.
In Serbia Milos Degenek played a full match in a 3-1 win over Subotica before backing it up with another 90 minutes in the same week with a clean sheet and a 3-0 win over Napredak. Degenek continues to strengthen his case for a Socceroos starting berth. Anthony Marveggio was absent from both squads for Macva who drew 1-1 with Vojvodina and lost 2-1 to Radnik.
In Belgium Danny Vukovic's KRC Genk progressed to the Belgian Cup quarter-finals with a 3-1 win over Charleroi. Later in the week Vukovic played another 90 minutes as Genk drew 1-1 with Kortrijk.
In Italy Gabriel Cleur's Virtus Entella recorded a historic win in the Coppa Italia beating Serie A side Genoa 6-7 on penalties to advance to the fifth round of the cup. Cleur played all 120 minutes in the triumphant win. Reno Piscopo played 46 minutes for AC Renate as they lost 1-0 to Fano at home. Giancarlo Galifuoco featured in FC Rieti's 4-1 victory over Paganese. Daniel Alessi played a full match in a 2-2 draw with league leaders Modena in the Serie C.
In Cyprus Apostolos Giannou played 33 minutes off the bench for AEK Larnaca as they lost 2-1 to Paralimni while Giannou played a full match later in the week in a 1-0 loss to Pafos.
In Slovenia Aleksander Susnjar played a full game but MSK Zilina were far from perfect losing 5-2 away from home to Slovan Bratislava.
In Slovakia Deni Juric was an unused sub as NK Triglac drew 0-0 with Mura.