Ajdin Hrustic was on the bench as Hellas Verona failed to secure safety on the final day of Italy’s Serie A following a 3-1 loss at AC Milan on Sunday.
Verona needed to better 17th-placed Spezia’s result, but failed, despite the latter losing 2-1 at AS Roma. That means both side finished level on points in 17th and 18th and will meet in a playoff tiebreaker at a neutral venue on Sunday.
Cristian Volpato was an unused substitute in Roma’s win over Spezia.
Alessandro Circati started and played 51 minutes as Parma drew 0-0 with Cagliari to crash out of the Serie B promotion playoffs with a 3-2 aggregate loss.
Fran Karacic’s Brescia were relegated from Serie B in midweek after losing their playout 2-1 on aggregate to Cosenza. Karacic put in a full shift in Thursday’s second leg.
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Aaron Mooy was absent again as Celtic won the Scottish Cup with a 3-1 victory over Inverness Caledonian Thistle in Saturday’s final.
Mooy hasn’t played since May 7 although there’s no real clarity on the injury issue, cited merely as soreness by manager Ange Postecoglou.
Denis Genreau started and played an hour as Toulouse concluded their French Ligue 1 campaign with a 2-1 win away to Monaco. Toulouse finished 13th on the table.
Mohamed Toure wasn’t in the Reims squad which ended their season with a 3-1 home loss to Montpellier.
Instead, Toure along with Yaya Dukuly played full games as Reims II lost 1-0 to Racing Besancon in the French Championnat National 2.
John Iredale came off the bench to score Wehen Wiesbaden’s fourth goal as they beat Arminia Bielefeld 4-0 in the first leg of their 2.Bundesliga promotion/relegation playoff.
Iredale entered the fray in the 72nd minute and netted 10 minutes later, brilliantly breaking on a counter-attack, holding off a defender and rounding the keeper, as the third-tier club push for promotion.
Stefan Mauk scored the opening goal for Fagiano Okayama as they beat Tokushima 2-0 in the Japanese J2 League. Mauk put in a full shift.
Gianni Stensness was on the scoresheet as Viking lost 4-3 at home to Molde in the Norwegian Eliteserien on Sunday.
Stensness put in a full shift and equalized for 1-1 in the sixth minute, slipping the ball home craftily from a corner amid a scramble. Watch here.
Nick D’Agostino was a 77th minute substitute and Patrick Yazbek was an unused sub.
Mitch Langerak (Nagoya Grampus), Lachlan Jackson (Suwon FC), Alex Grant (Pohang Steelers), Patrick Flottmann (Seongnam)
James Holland – ST 74 (Austria Vienna), Peter Makrillos – ST 75 (Cheongju), Mitch Duke – ST 72 (Machida Zelvia)
Brad Smith (Houston Dynamo), Alex Gersbach (Colorado Rapids), Aaron Calver (Gwangju FC)
Milos Degenek (Columbus Crew), Thomas Deng (Albirex Niigata)