Martin Boyle was at the centre of the action for Hibernian in their victory against St Mirren as a number of Socceroos players began their campaigns.
In the Scottish Premiership, Boyle weighed in with a goal and an assist in his side’s 3-0 win away to St Mirren on Sunday morning.
The Hibernian winger teed up Joe Newell for his side’s second goal when his cross from the right wing fell into the path of his onrushing teammate who slotted his strike into the bottom left hand corner.
The two then switched roles as Newell’s cross picked out Boyle at the far past who managed to head home at the far post from a tight angle to make it three to the good in the 59th minute.
James Jeggo had a debut to remember for Aris Thessaloniki after he put in a full shift in the heart of midfield in his side’s 3-1 win against Lamia in the Greek Super League on Saturday morning.
The Aris midfielder put his body on the line when he stuck his head in front of an opponent’s boot to make a goal line clearance shortly after his side conceded a penalty.
Thomas Deng played the full match for Urawa Red Diamonds as they overcame Consadole Sapporo 4-3 in what was a thrilling J League encounter on Sunday afternoon.
Urawa squandered a two goal lead before finding themselves 3-2 down with just under 25 minutes remaining.
They restored parity in the 75th minute before a strike on 93 minutes sealed the victory for Deng’s side.
Mitch Langerak was in between the sticks for Nagoya Grampus as they fell to a 3-2 defeat against Yokohama FC on Sunday night.
Nagoya sit in fourth position on the ladder but they have at least one game in hand on the teams above them.
Over to Denmark where Awer Mabil started and played 78 minutes for FC Midtjylland as they fell to a 2-0 defeat against Lawrence Thomas’ SonderjyskE on Saturday morning.
Milos Degenek played the full game in the heart of defence for FK Crvena Zvezda as they triumphed 3-1 against Cukaricki on Saturday morning.
The three points sees Degenek’s side extend their lead to five points at the top of the Serbian Super Liga table after second placed Spartak Subotica were held to a draw over the weekend.
Over to the English Championship where Massimo Luongo played the full game for Sheffield Wednesday as they won 2-0 away to Cardiff City on Sunday morning.
Two first half goals proved enough as Wednesday held on to start to their campaign on the perfect note.
Harry Souttar was an unused substitute for Stoke City as they drew 0-0 at Millwall in their season opener.
In League One, Bailey Wright played 78 minutes for Sunderland as they drew 1-1 against Bristol Rovers.
The Black Cats finished the match with 10 men after George Dobson was red carded in the dying moments of the encounter.
Mathew Leckie was the star performer for Hertha Berlin in their 5-4 friendly loss to Eintracht Braunschweig.
The Socceroos winger started and featured for 74 minutes, collecting an assist, earning a penalty as well as producing a last ditch goal line clearance with his head in the 58th minute.
Elsewhere in Germany, Brandon Borrello started and played 78 minutes for Fortuna Dusseldorf in their 1-0 win away to Ingolstadt in the DFB Pokal on Sunday morning.
That match marked Borrello’s debut for Dusseldorf since he joined the club on loan from Freiburg at the beginning of September.