Aussies Abroad: Mabil on target again, Mooy, Ryan feature in rollercoaster draw

Awer Mabil scored to keep Danish Superliga leaders FC Midtjylland seven points clear at the top, while Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy were involved in a breathtaking draw in the Premier League.

Midtjylland claimed a 2-1 win on the road against Brøndby and 14-cap Caltex Socceroo, Mabil, broke the deadlock for the Wolves on the hour mark with his second goal in three matches.

The 10-time Danish champions had controlled the match at Brøndby Stadium until Mabil struck his fourth goal of the season, but the hosts responded four minutes later through Poland international striker Kamil Wilczek.

With the tie seemingly heading for a draw, Nigerian 21-year-old Frank Onyeka put the visitors back on top with eight minutes remaining to clinch the 2-1 victory, while second-placed FC Copenhagen secured a 1-0 win at FC Nordsjaelland. 

Featured image courtesy of FC Midtjylland on Twitter

Elsewhere in Denmark, Mustafa Amini played 90 minutes in AGF’s 1-1 draw against Lyngby. Patrick Mortensen’s 29th-minute strike cancelled out Rezan Corlu’s opener at Aarhus Idaetspark.


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Mooy, Ryan play key roles in Brighton's draw

Across in England, four goals were scored in 16 frantic minutes at the AMEX Stadium as Brighton & Hove Albion shared the points in a 2-2 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers

Caltex Socceroos number one Ryan made an outstanding one-handed save from Romain Saïss’ towering header on 12 minutes, before Diogo Jota fired Wolves ahead from close range on 28 minutes.

Aaron Mooy
Mooy combined with Leandro Trossard to set up Davy Propper’s goal in Brighton’s 2-2 draw with Wolves.

French striker Neil Maupay levelled the scores on 35 minutes and Mooy was heavily involved as the Seagulls went in front two minutes later when Davy Propper headed in Leandro Trossard’s cross.

Mooy lashed a strike inches wide and Jota squared it back up at 2-2 in a whirlwind period before the half-time interval. Graham Potter’s side remain 12th on the ladder, level with 11th-placed Arsenal and three points off the top half.

Rogic adds to his sparkling medal collection

Meanwhile, in Scotland, Tom Rogic celebrated his fourth straight League Cup triumph with Celtic, adding to his four Scottish Premier League and four Scottish Cup winners medals.

Rogic was an unused substitute as Celtic edged Old Firm rivals Rangers, 1-0, with Christopher Jullien netting the only goal on the hour mark to sink Steven Gerrard’s team.

The task was made harder for Neil Lennon’s side three minutes later when Jeremie Frimpong was sent off and a penalty awarded to the ‘Gers. 

English goalkeeper Fraser Forster saved Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos’ spot-kick and the Hoops held out to lift the trophy.

Rogic celebrates with Celtic's victorious League Cup winning squad
Rogic celebrates with Celtic's victorious League Cup winning squad

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Risdon produces the goods in derby win

Back Down Under, Josh Risdon delivered a pin-point assist for Besart Berisha to wrap up a 3-1 win for Western United over city rivals Melbourne Victory.

The Caltex Socceroos right-back landed a 43rd minute cross on the head of the Hyundai A-League’s all-time top scorer, who netted his 120th competition goal.

Andrew Nabbout had given Victory a 14th-minute lead before goals from Berisha and Panagiotis Kone flipped the script.

WATCH: Risdon's precise cross from the right is headed home by Besart Berisha.

Ajdin Hrustic could not prevent FC Groningen from falling to a 1-0 home defeat against FC Utretch in the Dutch Eredivisie, while Apostolos Giannou suffered a similar fate with AEK Larnaca, going down 3-1 to Apollon Limassol in Cyprus’ First Division.

Jimmy Jeggo remained on the bench through Austria Vienna’s 2-2 draw with cross-town rivals Rapid Vienna in Austria’s Bundesliga, while Aziz Behich also watched from the pine in Istanbul Başakşehir’s 1-1 Turkish Super Lig draw at Denizlispor.

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