Socceroos defender Ryan McGowan was shown a late red as Guizhou Zhicheng’s rocky start to the Chinese Super League season continued against Shanghai SIPG.
The 18-time international received his marching orders for handballing a goal-bound effort in the 88th minute, capping a forgettable 3-0 defeat against Andre Villas-Boas’ star-studded hosts.
Ryan McGowan fez uma verdadeira defesaça em chute de Oscar. Expulsão justa. pic.twitter.com/cuTtdRKToj— Leonardo Hartung (@HartungLeo) May 6, 2017
Guizhou have won just one of their opening eight matches this term.
In Germany, Socceroos speedster Mathew Leckie was withdrawn at half-time of Ingolstadt’s 1-1 draw with Bayer Leverkusen.
Leckie was replaced to avoid a potential second yellow card, with the home side going on to give up a costly equaliser in their bid to stay in the Bundesliga.
Mathew Leckie's Ingolstadt secured a crucial win which has kept their hopes of avoiding Bundesliga relegation alive.
Australia teammate Tomi Juric suffered defeat in Switzerland, beaten 3-1 at FC Thun after coming on as a 61st minute substitute.
Luzern have now lost three on the trot to sit fourth, enough for a Europa League qualification spot.