Socceroos defender Jordan Bos netted his maiden goal for Belgian club Westerlo in a 3-1 home defeat to Anderlecht on Saturday, while Jackson Irvine and Awer Mabil were also among the scorers.
Bos scored a late consolation goal for Westerlo in their loss to Anderlecht, rose high to head home Griffin Yow’s back-post cross in the 90th minute.
The full-back has played 11 Belgian Pro League games this term, including nine starts since his move from Melbourne City. He missed six weeks in August and September due to appendicitis.
However, Bos’ club Westerlo have since sacked their manager Jonas De Roeck.
Elsewhere, Aiden O’Neill put in a full shift as Standard Liege lost 2-0 at Club Brugge on Sunday.
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In the Swiss Super League, Awer Mabil took his tally to four goals for Grasshoppers with a strike in their 5-0 win over Lausanne on Saturday.
Mabil, whose cross almost led to the opening goal, scored his side’s fourth goal in the 65th minute with a low right-foot first-time strike after a deflected cross. He celebrated with a comical snowfight with teammates.
The Socceroo also got an assist for Tsiy William Ndenge’s goal with a soft lay-off on the edge of the box in the 57th minute. Mabil started and played 70 minutes.
Jackson Irvine opened the scoring on Friday night in the Hamburger derby with a fine right-foot volley but St Pauli fluffed a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Hamburg SV.
Irvine struck with a 15th-minute volley from Marcel Hartel’s corner, before a laughable own goal doubled their advantage.
Irvine and Connor Metcalfe both started, with the latter replaced after 86 minutes. Irvine put in a full shift. St Pauli remain top of Germany’s 2.Bundesliga.
Alessandro Circati put in a full shift as Parma scored late to clinch a 1-0 win at Spezia on Saturday to remain top of the Italian Serie B.
Cristian Volpato was unused as Sassuolo lost to his former club AS Roma 2-1, while Ajdin Hrustic was absent as Hellas Verona drew 3-3 at Udinese in Italy’s Serie A on Sunday.
Denis Genreau was an unused sub as Toulouse drew 1-1 with Lorient in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday. He’s only played one minute since late October.
Mat Ryan played a full game as third-placed AZ Alkmaar lost further ground on the leaders PSV after a 1-1 draw at Utrecht in the Dutch Eredivisie on Sunday.
Garang Kuol came on in the 57th minute as 17th-placed FC Volendam were hammered 5-0 at home by PEC Zwolle in the Dutch Eredivisie on Saturday.
Socceroo Alex Robertson got an assist as Portsmouth returned to top spot in England’s League One with a 3-0 win at Northampton Town.
Robertson provided the pass for Patrick Lane’s 48th minute goal to make it 3-0. Robertson started and played 84 minutes, while Kusini Yengi put in a full shift.
Martin Boyle provided two assists as Hibernian won 2-0 over Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.
Boyle put in a full shift, while Jimmy Jeggo was a 79th minute substitute and Lewis Miller was out suspended.
Hibs boss Nick Montgomery said: “We didn’t click as much as a we have recently but we are always a threat up front with the pace of Boyle and Jair is getting better every week. We know we can score goals against any team.”
Kye Rowles played a full game, Calum Nieuwenhof started and played 64 minutes and Cammy Devlin was a 64th minute sub as Hearts edged Kilmarnock 1-0 in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday.
Rowles was rated 7/10 by Edinburgh Evening News, who wrote: “Stepped out of defence in possesion a lot and supplied the ball which led to Hearts’ breakthrough.”
Nieuwenhof was rated 6/10: “Back in the team and put in a competitive performance in midfield.” Devlin was rated 5/10: “Took over from Grant in midfield and wasn’t shy in putting himself about.”
Brad Smith was a 77th minute substitute as Houston Dynamo’s run in the MLS Cup playoffs ended in the Conference Finals with a 2-0 loss to LAFC on Sunday.
Brendan Hamill got on the scoresheet as Mohun Bagan won 2-0 at Hyderabad. Hamill, who put in a full shift, netted the opener in he 85th minute, while Jason Cummings started but was replaced after 65 minutes.
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