Matt McKay and Mathew Leckie scored winners, Adam Sarota got an assist in the Netherlands, Robbie Kruse got a rare start in Germany, while Adam Federici made a blunder in the Premiership.
In Germany's DFB Pokal on Sunday, Robbie Kruse was given a surprise start on Sunday as Fortuna Dusseldorf got past third tier Wacker Burghausen 1-0 on the road.
Kruse, who was in action for the Socceroos in midweek, played the whole 90 minutes, spurning two good chances late in the first half.
The Socceroo firstly headed tamely at goal after getting on the end of Axel Bellinghausen's free-kick, before blazing away after Andriy Voronin's good pass on the stroke of half time.
Elsewhere on Friday, Mathew Leckie made it two goals in two games with the winner in FSV Frankfurt's come-from-behind 2-1 triumph away to Sonnenhof Grossaspach.
The Australian grabbed the winner on 22 minutes, after two early goals from either side. Leckie pounced from a long ball forward when confusion between Grossaspach keeper Christopher Knett and defender Dennis Grab allowed him to ghost in and head into an empty net.
Elsewhere, Mitchell Langerak was on the bench, whle Mustafa Amini wasn't in the squad as Borussia Dortmund eased past Oberneuland 3-0 on Saturday. Nikita Rukavytsya returned after a calf strain as an 81st-minute substitute in Hertha Berlin's shock 2-1 loss away to Wormatia Worms on Sunday.
In England's Premier League on Saturday, Adam Federici made an awful blunder as Reading begun the campaign with a 1-1 home draw against Stoke City.
The Australian keeper somehow allowed Michael Kightly's tame first-half effort to slip through his arms and into the back of the net for the opener. Adam le Fondre would spare his blushes from the penalty spot in the 90th minute to earn a draw and Royals boss Brian McDermott later backed his keeper who was solid otherwise.
"We all make errors. I make errors most days,” McDermott told reporters. “Adam Federici is a great character, who works really, really hard each and every day. He's a top professional and he's saved us many, many times, and he will do in the future. He was upset but that's part of life. You have to overcome your disappointments quickly and he'll do that."
Brett Holman made an okay Premier League debut, starting brightly with a few long-range efforts which failed to hit the target as Aston Villa went down 1-0 at West Ham.
Holman was full of positive intent but unable to strike up a cohesive combination with Darren Bent just yet and was replaced just past the hour mark. Chris Herd was fit after a thigh problem but remained on the bench.
Elsewhere, Mark Schwarzer kept a clean sheet but had a few worrying moments in the first half, including flapping at a cross and a poor clearance straight to an opposition player, as Fulham routed Norwich 5-0.
Fellow Aussie keeper Brad Jones was an unused sub for Liverpool in their 3-0 loss away to West Brom.
In England's Premier League Reserves, Curtis Good and Bradden Inman both got on the scoresheet as Newcastle defeated Tottenham 6-4.
In the Dutch Eredivisie on Saturday, Adam Sarota provided an assist while Tommy Oar returned from a knee injury as Utrecht eased to a 3-1 win away to VVV Venlo.
Sarota, who played another full game in midfield, laid the ball off to Alexander Gerndt for his side's third goal. The Australian intercepted Maya Yoshida's over-hit pass and laid it off first time into Gerndt's path, and he coolly made it 3-1. Meanwhile, Oar came off the bench on 87 minutes in a brief cameo after a knee problem.
Elsewhere, Jason Davidson came on at the break for Jeroen Veldmate with his side trailing before Heracles eventually went down 3-1 to AZ Alkmaar.
In Russia's Premier League on Sunday, Luke Wilkshire had to be replaced at the break due to injury as Dinamo Moscow slumped to their fifth straight defeat, 2-1 at home to Terek Grozny.
The Socceroo was substituted for Igor Shitov at half time, with caretaker boss Dmitry Khokhlov later confirming he was injured and couldn't continue. Dinamo are bottom of the RPL after five games without a point.
In the Coppa Italia third round on Saturday, Socceroo Carl Valeri returned to his club to start and play 75 minutes as Alejandro Gomez's strike separated the sides with Catania knocking out Sassuolo 1-0.
In Scotland's Premier League on Saturday, Ryan McGowan played a full game in his new midfield role but was guilty of missing two good chances as Hearts blew a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Inverness.
McGowan, who had been on the receiving end of a poor tackle from Richie Foran which saw him sent off late in the first half, spurned two glorious second-half opportunities.
Callum Paterson went on a great run, before setting up McGowan who had his shot blocked. Shortly after, Scott Robinson put McGowan in on goal but he contrived to screw his shot wide.
In England's Championship on Saturday, teenage midfielder Massimo Luongo made a bright league debut as Ipswich drew 1-1 with Blackburn Rovers.
Luongo, who started the game before being replaced on 69 minutes, won praise from boss Paul Jewell for his performance. The Aussie played centrally alongside Luke Hyam and set up Lee Martin for a first-half chance which he headed over.
“Massimo and Luke in there did very well,” Jewell told BBC Sport. “Massimo was obviously tiring a little bit. He's been here pre-season but there's nothing like a Championship game to welcome you, especially with this heat. I thought he did fine.”
Elsewhere, Rhys Williams played a full game while Scott McDonald was left out as Middlesbrough went down 1-0 away to Barnsley.
Mile Jedinak put in a full shift in Crystal Palace's 3-2 home loss to Watford, while Shane Lowry played a full game at left back in Millwall's 2-0 home defeat to Blackpool with Lions boss Kenny Jackett admitting his side's back four “isn't settled yet”.
Paddy Kisnorbo was an unused sub in Leeds' 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton and Neil Kilkenny stayed on the bench as Bristol City lost 1-0 away to Nottingham Forest.
In England's League One on Saturday, James Wesolowski missed Oldham's 2-0 loss away to MK Dons after suffering a hamstring strain at training on Friday. Alex Cisak played a full game in the defeat, while Dean Bouzanis was an unused sub. Cisak prevented an even heavier defeat with three good saves late in the contest.
Elsewhere, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff put in a full 90 minutes as Preston drew 0-0 with Colchester. Bailey Wright wasn't in the squad.
In England's League Two on Saturday, Jamie Young kept a clean sheet despite spilling a speculative 23rd-minute effort as Aldershot won 2-0 at Plymouth, while Aaron Downes put in a full shift as Torquay drew 0-0 away to Fleetwood.
James Holland played a full game as Austria Vienna won 1-0 at Ried in Austria's Bundesliga, while Steve Lustica didn't enter the fray as Hajduk Split lost 2-0 at Lokomotiva in Croatia, Brent McGrath was absent for Brondby's 1-1 draw at leaders FC Kobenhavn in Denmark and Kerem Bulut wasn't in the Eskisehirspor side which lost 1-0 to Akhisar Belediyespor in Turkey.
In China's Super League on Saturday, Joel Griffiths came off the bench and had a dramatic 30 minutes as star studded Shanghai Shenhua drew 0-0 with Dalian Shide.
Three minutes after entering the game, Griffiths inadvertently blocked Giovanni Moreno's goalbound shot. Didier Drogba had lofted a nice cross into the box, which the Dalian keeper pushed against the crossbar, with Nicolas Anelka's effort saved after pouncing on the loose ball, before Moreno's effort from the rebound struck Griffiths on its way into the goal.
The Australian had a great chance to make up for that blunder, when he was played in on 89 minutes but pushed his effort wide with only the keeper to beat.
Elsewhere, Dino Djulbic dived in and fouled Peter Utaka to concede a late penalty as Guizhou Renhe lost 2-1 to Daniel Mullen's Dalian Aerbin. Both Aussies played full games for their respective teams.
Rostyn Griffiths put in a full shift in Guangzhou R&F's 4-2 win over Shandong Luneng, while Milan Susak's didn't play in Tianjin Teda's 2-1 triumph at Hangzhou.
In Korea's K-League on Saturday, Matt McKay scored the winner two minutes into stoppage time as Busan I'Park knocked off Gangwon 2-1 away from home to seal a top-eight spot.
McKay, who had came on as a 19th-minute substitute for the injured Park Yong-Ho, struck with a fine left-foot volley. Han Ji-Ho drove in a low cross from the left, which Gangwon keeper Kim Keun-Bae parried into McKay's path and he emphatically drove the ball home for the decisive goal.
Elsewhere, Eddy Bosnar played a full game as Suwon Bluewings moved up the table into third with a big 2-0 win away to second-placed FC Seoul, while Adrian Madaschi also put in a full shift as Jeju United drew 3-3 with leaders Jeonbuk Motors. Alex Wilkinson was an unused sub for Jeonbuk.
Brendan Hamill played an hour in Seongnam Ilhwa's 3-0 triumph away to Sangju Sangmu, which keeps alive their faint top-eight hopes ahead of the mid-season split.
Luke DeVere put in a full shift as Gyeongnam slumped to a 1-0 home defeat to Chunnam Dragons who had Robbie Cornthwaite on the bench and Matt Simon out injured. Gyeongnam are 10th, two points behind eighth-placed Incheon, with two games to play before the split.
In Japan's J.League on Saturday, Alex Brosque came off the bench to help Shimizu S-Pulse claim their third league win on the trot, 1-0 away to Sagan Tosu. Brosque was a 58th-minute substitute in the win, with the goal coming seven minutes after his introduction. Shimizu are now eighth.
Elsewhere, Joshua Kennedy was absent due to injury as Nagoya Grampus' fading title hopes all but came to a halt after their third loss in four games, a 5-0 home hammering by Gamba Osaka. Jade North (injury) was also out as bottom-placed Consadole Sapporo lost 4-2 to Vissel Kobe.
In Uzbekistan's Oliy League on Saturday, David Carney was an unused sub as Bunyodkor won 2-1 over Neftchi.