There were plenty of Aussies playing abroad this weekend. Here are the highlights from around the globe.
Alex Chidiac got her first start for Atletico Madrid in La Liga Iberdrola. The 19-year-old grabbed a goal and an assist in Atleti’s 6-0 win.
Over in Germany, Robbie Kruse was heavily involved in VfL Bochum’s 6-0 win. Kruse scored a goal and was heavily involved in two other goals, providing an assist and a secondary assist.
In America, the NWSL finals saw Aussies come up against each other. Ellie Carpenter, Caitlin Foord and the Portland Thorns defeated Steph Catley, Lydia Williams and Seattle Reign in an NWSL semi-final.
The Thorns will be heading to their second straight championship decider and may come up against Sam Kerr. Her Chicago Red Stars play North Carolina Courage in the other semi-final mid-week.
Australians in Scandinavia had a big weekend. In Norway, Matildas duo Mackenzie Arnold and Tameka Butt were in the winner’s column with their respective teams. Butt scored her seventh goal for the season in Klepp’s 5-3 win, while Arnold was in goal for Arna-Bjørnar’s 6-2 victory.
Over in Sweden, Elise Kellond-Knight’s Hammarby were 3-1 winners, while in Denmark there were mixed results. Awer Mabil’s cross into the box found the head of a team mate as Midtjylland won 3-1 over FC Copenhagen.
The news wasn’t as good for Mustafa Amini whose early assist was cancelled out by his red card; his side AGF ultimately lost 3-2.
Danny Vukovic kept a clean sheet for Genk against Anderlecht in Belgium while Jackson Irvine scored Hull’s second goal in their 2-0 win over Ipswich Town in the Championship.