Socceroos Central: Juric penalty miss & goal

by Ben Somerford on Nov 06, 2017

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Tomi Juric found his goal scoring touch ahead of Socceroos duty with a strike in Switzerland, while Aziz Behich also netted in Turkey and Brad Jones made a blunder in the Eredivisie.

Tomi Juric scored FC Luzern’s third goal in a 3-0 triumph over St Gallen in the Swiss Super League on Sunday.

However only moments prior to Juric’s goal, the big Australian had failed to convert a penalty, with Shkelqim Demhasaj scoring from the rebound.

Juric struck on 54 minutes, when he collected the ball well outside the box, advanced forward and drive a powerful shot in under goalkeeper Daniel Lopar.

The goal was Juric’s eighth of the season in all competitions and first since in the league since September 24.

In Turkey’s Super Lig on Sunday, Aziz Behich scored as last-gasp equalised deep into stoppage-time as Bursaspor drew 2-2 with Kasimpasa.

The strike was Behich’s third goal in four games, bringing some attacking form into Socceroos camp.

In the Dutch Eredivisie on Sunday, Brad Jones made a mistake which led to the second goal as Feyenoord drew 2-2 with ADO Den Haag.

Jones misjudged a free-kick allowing Wilfried Kanon to swoop and head into an unguarded net.

In England’s Premier League on Saturday, Mat Ryan kept a clean sheet as Brighton & Hove Albion recorded a 1-0 win away to Swansea City.

Aaron Mooy put in a full shift as Huddersfield defeated West Bromwich 1-0 on Saturday.

Elsewhere in England, Mile Jedinak missed out on valuable game-time after injury, watching on as a substitute as Aston Villa lost 2-1 at home to Sheffield Wednesday.

Bradden Inman scored a double in Rochdale’s 4-0 FA Cup win over Bromley on Saturday.

In Portugal’s Primeira Liga on Sunday, Aussie winger Awer Mabil provided an assist as Pacos Ferreira lost 4-2 against Chaves.

Mabil started and played 85 minutes in the win, laying off the pass for Welthon’s sixth minute goal.

In China’s Super League, Trent Sainsbury made his fourth appearance in five games to finish the season in style as Jiangsu Suning won 3-2 away to Shanghai SIPG.

Sainsbury struggled for game-time throughout 2017 at Jiangsu but earned crucial game-time late in the season ahead of the Socceroos playoff against Honduras, helping his side avoid the drop.

Others
Full games
Mark Birighitti, Kenny Dougall, Brandon Borrello, Massimo Luongo, Danny Vukovic, Jimmy Jeggo, Ryan Edwards, Mustafa Amini, Golgol Mebrahtu, Aleksandar Susnjar, Cameron Burgess, Lyndon Dykes, Aleksandar Jovanovic, Tomislav Mrcela, Connor Chapman, Ryan McGowan
Minutes
Tom Rogic – SB 60, Craig Goodwin – SB 59, Nikita Rukavytsya - SB 59, Jackson Irvine – ST 83, James Meredith – ST 87, Ryan Williams – ST 62, Aiden O’Neill – ST 64, Jesse Curran – SB 73, Andy Rose – ST 45, Scott McDonald – ST 83, David Williams - SB 58, Kerem Bulut – ST 74, Apostolos Giannou – ST 89, Anthony Caceres – ST 90
Unused subs
Jamie Maclaren, Terry Antonis, Gabriel Cleur, Alex Gersbach, Nick Ansell, Matt Jurman, Bernie Ibini
Notable absentees
Robbie Kruse, Mathew Leckie, Ajdin Hrustic, Mitch Langerak, Bailey Wright