Awer Mabil scored a double after coming on at half-time as Sparta Prague won 3-1 at Liberec in the Czech Republic’s 1.Liga on Sunday.
Mabil had failed to score in 14 appearances for Sparta since his January loan move from Spanish La Liga club Cadiz but came to his side’s rescue with two injury-time penalties.
Sparta trailed 1-0 until winning a late penalty, which Mabil converted in the first minute of stoppage time low to the goalkeeper’s right.
Mabil stepped up again in the 101st minute when Sparta won another spotkick, rifling his finish home to clinch three points.
Nick D’Agostino scored one goal and provided the assist for another as Viking crushed Ham Kam 7-3 after trailing 1-0 at half-time in Norway’s Eliteserien on Sunday.
D’Agostino squared the game up at 1-1 in the 49th minute, before laying off the pass for Sander Svendsen to put Viking 2-1 up two minutes later. D’Agostino was replaced in the 76th minute.
Patrick Yazbek also started and played 76 minutes, also getting an assist, while Gianni Stensness put in a full shift in defence.
Aaron Mooy was a 62nd minute substitute as Celtic edged Rangers 1-0 in their Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park on Sunday.
Mooy earned a 4/10 rating for his cameo from the Daily Record who wrote: “Australian was able to shore it up in the middle of the park with intelligent work.”
Milos Degenek suffered a leg injury and exited in the 13th minute as Columbus Crew lost 2-1 to home to Inter Miami in the MLS in the United States.
Forgotten Socceroo Massimo Luongo was on the scoresheet as Ipsiwch Town clinched promotion to the English Championship with a 6-0 hammering of Exeter City on Saturday.
Luongo netted the Tractor Boys’ second goal in the 16th minute with a left-foot finish from a tight angle inside the box.
The 30-year-old midfielder started and played 75 minutes and earned a 10/10 rating from the East Anglian Daily Times, although they gave that rating to all players on the celebratory occasion.
The EADT wrote: “Another goal from Town’s Australian midfielder, who showed drive and purpose throughout and finished brilliantly to double his side’s lead. As a starter in an Ipswich shirt, Town have won 13 of his 14 matches and drawn only one. They have scored 43 goals and conceded only two. His arrival isn’t the only reason Town have done this but it’s certainly a huge part.”
Fellow Australian Cameron Burgess also put in a full shift for Town. EADT wrote: “The big centre-half has ended this season like a train, becoming one of the division’s most dominant central defenders. He and Woolfenden showed all of their quality when they needed to in this one.”
Ipswich secured promotion with one game to play in the League One season, going up alongside leaders Plymouth Argyle, who are one point ahead of Luongo’s side who can still win the title.
Jackson Irvine and Connor Metcalfe both played their part as St Pauli moved a step closer to promotion to Germany’s top flight with a 2-1 home win over struggling Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday.
Irvine put in a full shift and Metcalfe was a 66th minute substitute, as St Pauli stayed fifth but moved within six points of third-placed Hamburg SV in the promotion playoff spot.
Mitch Duke got an assist as Machida Zelvia beat Kumamoto 2-1 in the Japanese J2 League on Saturday. Duke started and played 74 minutes.
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