Aaron Mooy netted his seventh goal of the season as Celtic moved into the Scottish FA Cup semi-finals with a 3-0 win away to Hearts on Saturday.
Mooy opened the scoring with a clinical first-time left-foot finish in the second minute. Mooy started and played 77 minutes, earning a 8/10 rating and the title of “an unflustered gondolier”.
The Scotsman wrote: “Like an unflustered gondolier in a storm, the Australian seemed to be able to take his time, with gracefulness, as his promptings ensured Hearts were buffeted every which way in a whirlwind start.
“After, that is, he opened the scoring with a deft finish two minutes in for a seventh goal action – three of these net-rippling moments – in only his past seven starts.”
For Hearts, Kye Rowles put in a full shift in defence, receiving a 5/10 rating from Edinburgh Evening News who wrote: “Rocky start. Over committed for the first Celtic goal, leaving the rest of his defence exposed. Struggled to deal with Jota’s pace and trickery.”
Cammy Devlin (65th minute sub), Nathaniel Atkinson (73rd minute sub) and Garang Kuol (81st minute sub) all made brief appearances.
Jackson Irvine provided the assist for St Pauli’s equalizer in their 2-1 home win over Greuther Furth to maintain their winning run in the German 2.Bundesliga on Saturday.
Irvine, who put in a full shift, received the ball on the edge of the box on a break and passed to his right for Manolis Saliakas to drive home a 13th-minute goal. Connor Metcalfe started and played 86 minutes.
St Pauli are seventh on the table on the back of seven straight league wins since the World Cup break.
Cristian Volpato was a 77th minute substitute as AS Roma lost 4-3 at home to Sassuolo in Italy’s Serie A.
Ajdin Hrustic was out with an ankle injury as Hellas Verona drew 1-1 with Monza.
Denis Genreau was an unused sub as Toulouse won 2-0 at Angers in France’s Ligue 1.
Nick D’Agostino and Patrick Yazbek both debuted for Viking in their 2-0 home win over Rosenborg in the Norwegian NM Cupen on Sunday.
D’Agostino started and played 59 minutes, while Yazbek also started, getting through 71 minutes. Gianni Stensness put in a full shift in defence.
— Viking Fotball (@vikingfotball) March 12, 2023
Mat Ryan kept his second straight league clean sheet as AZ Alkmaar kept the pressure on leaders Feyenoord with a 1-0 win over Groningen in the Dutch Eredivisie on Saturday.
That comes after Ryan helped AZ to a 2-1 away win over Lazio in their UEFA Conference League last 16 first leg in midweek.
— AZ (@AZAlkmaar) March 11, 2023
Jason Davidson started and played 55 minutes as KAS Eupen drew 4-4 with Oostende in the Belgian Pro League on Saturday.
Awer Mabil‘s struggle for significant minutes continued, left as an unused substitute as Sparta Prague won 3-0 at Ostrava in the Czech 1.Liga on Saturday.
Mitch Duke provided an assist as Machida Zelvia won 3-0 over Mito in Japan’s J2 League on Sunday. Duke put in a full shift in attack, laying off a nod-down header for Erik’s 14th minute strike.
Harry Souttar received a 7/10 rating from his full shift as Leicester City’s relegation worries worsened with a 3-1 home loss to Chelsea in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Leicestershire Live wrote: “With Amartey and Faes either side of him, there was less defending for the big man to do. But when he needed to get involved, he did well, making timely blocks and winning big headers.
“He came so close to a first City goal again, doing everything right to flick Castagne’s shot, only to see a Chelsea man in the way.”
Riley McGree started and played 93 minutes, earning a 7/10 rating, as Middlesbrough’s promotion charge continued with a 3-1 win at Swansea City in the English Championship.
Teesside Live wrote: “Tough first half on the right hand side as far too many crosses and final passes went astray. Like Boro’s forward line all-round, improved after the break and set up the first and won the penalty for the third.”
Tom Rogic returned to the park for the first time since late January due to injury as West Bromwich Albion edged Huddersfield Town 1-0.
Rogic was an 87th minute substitute, while Nicholas Bilokapic was back on the bench for the Terriers.
Cameron Burgess was on the scoresheet as he and Massimo Luongo played full games in Ipswich Town’s 2-0 win at Bolton in League One.
Burgess headed in Ipswich’s second goal from a corner in the 68th minute.
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