Socceroos Central: Rogic cup success, Degenek scores

by Ben Somerford on May 20, 2018

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Tom Rogic helped Celtic lift the Scottish FA Cup on Saturday, completing a rare double treble.

Rogic started and played 72 minutes in Celtic’s 2-0 win over Motherwell, going close with an early chance.

The Australian also tried to work a one-two moments before Olivier Ntcham netted his side’s second goal.

Rogic almost added a third in the second half with a close-range right-foot shot but was denied.

In Japan’s J.League on Saturday, Milos Degenek got on the scoresheet as Yokohama F. Marinos claimed a 5-2 win over V-Varen Nagazaki.

Degenek, who scored in the cup in midweek, netted his side’s fifth goal in the 82nd minute. He played a full game.

Andrew Nabbout was absent for the fifth straight match after suffering a shoulder injury as Urawa Reds drew 0-0 at Gamba Osaka.

Another injury worry is Tomi Juric who missed Luzern’s 2-2 draw at FC Basel due to a back problem. Juric has missed Luzern’s past five games.

Trent Sainsbury was suspended for Grasshoppers’ 2-1 home loss to Young Boys.

In Croatia's Prva HNL, new Socceroo Fran Karacic provided an assist as Lokomotiva defeated Cibalia 2-1 on Friday night.

Karacic produced a clever backheel to set up Lovro Majer's 75th minute goal.

Full games
Danny Vukovic, Mitchell Langerak, Matthew Jurman, Dylan McGowan, David Williams
Connor Chapman - ST 85, Kwabena Appiah - SB 71, Bernie Ibini – ST 61
Unused subs
Aleksandar Susnjar, Mitch Duke
Notable absentees
Aziz Behich, Mustafa Amini, Tomislav Mrcela, Ben Halloran, Jason Geria