Aaron Mooy continued his good recent form for Celtic with an assist but Cameron Devlin was the star for Hearts, while Awer Mabil got some rare minutes for Cadiz in La Liga on Saturday.
Mooy, who put in a full shift in midfield, whipped in the corner for Giorgos Giakoumakis’ 55th minute header to make it 2-2.
Glasgow Live rated Mooy 6/10 and wrote: “Seemed to be at the centre of plenty, for better and for worse.
“Countryman Cammy Devlin looked faster than him in midfield but he was there or thereabout for most of his side’s goals, grabbing an assist.”
For Hearts, Devlin played a full game in midfield while Nathaniel Atkinson (ankle) and Kye Rowles (foot) were both out injured.
Edinburgh Evening News rated Devlin 9/10 and wrote: “Aggressive pressing and tenacious tackling got the crowd and his team going and earned his team two penalties. Absolutely outstanding.”
Martin Boyle got a 7/10 rating as Hibernian lost 2-1 at home to Ryan McGowan‘s Kilmarnock on Friday night. Both players played full games.
Edinburgh Evening News wrote about Boyle: “A consistent threat until Hibs went down to ten men. Maybe could have done more after that to keep the team up the pitch, though he could have won a late penalty if not for VAR.”
Denis Genreau was a 90th minute substitute for Toulouse as they drew 2-2 with Strasbourg after blowing a two-goal lead in France’s Ligue 1 on Sunday.
Cristian Volpato was an unused substitute for AS Roma’s 1-0 home loss to leaders Napoli in Italy’s Serie A on Sunday, while Ajdin Hrustic‘s Hellas Verona are due to play Sassuolo on Monday with the Socceroo to miss with an ankle injury which may put his World Cup availability in doubt.
Awer Mabil made his first appearance for Cadiz since September 10, coming on as an 81st minute substitute in their 5-1 loss away to Rayo Vallecano in Spain’s La Liga.
Mabil had an immediate impact too, getting in behind the Vallecano defence before lofting a shot which comically was bundled in as an own goal by Ivan Balliu as Florian Lejeune tried to clear it off the line.
Mat Ryan was relegated to the bench in FC Copenhagen’s 1-1 draw with FC Midtjylland in the Danish Superliga, despite his midweek penalty shootout heroics in their Cup win.
On Sunday in England’s Premier League 2, Harry Souttar continued his recovery from an ACL injury, playing 71 minutes in Stoke City’s 3-2 home loss to Sunderland. Souttar, who had returned on Monday with a 45-minute shift, provided the assist for the opener from a corner.
The Stoke City website report said: “Souttar entirely belied his recent lengthy lay-off by showing no signs of rustiness in the opening exchanges at both ends, producing a sliding tackle to deny Dajaku before playing a key role in Singh’s opener.”
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) October 23, 2022
Riley McGree was a 68th minute substitute in Middlesbrough’s 0-0 home draw with Huddersfield, while Tom Rogic got 15 minutes off the bench in West Brom’s 2-1 loss at Millwall in the English Championship. Kenny Dougall put in a full shift for Blackpool in a 4-2 home win over Preston North End.
Deni Juric provided an assist in HNK Gorica’s 2-1 loss away to Lokomotiva Zagreb in the Croatian Prva HNL. Juric started and played 72 minutes, while Tyrese Francois played the first half.
Mitch Duke was a 60th minute substitute and Stefan Mauk started and playd 70 minutes as Fagiano Okayama lost 2-0 at Tokyo Verdy in Japan’s J2 League on Sunday. Fagiano will enter the promotion playoffs, taking on Montedio Yamagata next Sunday.
Thomas Deng‘s Albirex Niigata have already clinched promotion and he played a full game as they were crowned J2 champions after a 2-1 home win over Machida Zelvia.
Champions of J2 no better way to end the season!! 19 years since Albirex Niigata last won the championship. History was made tonight with the help of our amazing fans, staff, coaches, and my teammates. Enjoy the celebrations thank you for your support 🏆🙏🏿🎉🧡@albirex_pr pic.twitter.com/n3NHFanqG0
— Thomas Deng (@thomasdeng24) October 23, 2022
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