Socceroos Central: Goals to Rogic, Amini & Rukavytsya

by Ben Somerford on Dec 01, 2019

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Tom Rogic, Mustafa Amini and Nikita Rukavytsya all scored goals while Mat Ryan produced a range of top saves as Brighton & Hove Albion lost at Liverpool.

In Scotland’s Premier League on Sunday, Tom Rogic netted in Celtic’s comfortable 4-1 victory away to Ross County.

Rogic started and scored in the 67th minute, before being replaced five minutes later.

The Australian capped off a neat move with a deflected left-foot strike from just inside the box.

Read Celtic rated Rogic’s display as 7/10, and wrote: “His strong quick turns always helps in these tight encounters. Back on the scoresheet as he finished off a slick move.”

In Denmark’s Suprliga on Sunday, Mustafa Amini scored a 93rd minute winner as AGF won 2-1 at Esbjerg.

Amini, who put in a full shift, drilled in a low long-range shot following a clearance from a long throw.

Zac Duncan and Alex Gersbach were both unused substitutes.

In Israel’s Premier League on Sunday, Nikita Rukavytsya hit the scoresheet again as Maccabi Haifa won 3-0 away to Hapoel Hadera.

Rukavytsya, who scored his side’s second goal in the 27th minute, is equal top scorer in Israel this season with seven strikes.

Trent Sainsbury put in a full shift for Maccabi Haifa.

In Turkey’s Super Lig on Sunday, Aziz Behich made a rare start as Istanbul Basaksehir won 2-0 over Antalyaspor.

Behich played 58 minutes at right back, in his first league start for his new Turkish club.

Mat Ryan produced a superb performance while Aaron Mooy almost grabbed a late equalizer as Brighton & Hove Albion lost 2-1 at Liverpool in the English Premier League on Saturday.

Ryan and Mooy both put in full shifts as Brighton almost fought back from 2-0 down after Virgil Van Dijk’s first-half double.

The Aussie keeper made three fine saves to deny Roberto Firmino twice and Mohamed Salah too.

Brighton gathered momentum late on after Alisson’s red card for Liverpool, with Lewis Dunk pulling back a goal in the 79th minute.

Mooy came close to an equalizer in the closing stages, with a curling effort saved by replacement keeper Adrian.

Ryan received a 7/10 rating from the Brighton & Hove Independent, who wrote: “Got down well to stop Firmino's early effort. Denied Mane from six yards out. Had no chance with both of Van Dijk's goals.”

Mooy earned a 6.5/10 rating from the same outlet, who wrote: “Industrious playing in the midfield three. Was finding little pockets of space in between Liverpool's lines and was trying to make something happen.

In Germany’s Bundesliga on Saturday, Mathew Leckie was absent due to injury as Hertha Berlin lost 2-1 at home to Borussia Dortmund.

Hertha confirmed during the week that Leckie had a tendon injury in his left knee and would likely be out of action until after the Christmas break.

In Korea’s K-League on Saturday, Adam Taggart didn’t score but got an assist as Suwon Bluewings lost 4-1 at Sangju Sangmu in the final round of the season.

Taggart finished the season as the Golden Boot winner with 20 goals, one ahead of Ulsan Hyundai’s Junio Negrao.

Taggart and Terry Antonis both played full games in the season-ending match.

Others
Full games

Lyndon Dykes, Jackson Irvine, Ryan Edwards, Mitchell Langerak, Rashid Mahazi, Ajdin Hrustic, Oliver Bozanic, James Holland, Harry Souttar, Milos Degenek
Minutes
Martin Boyle – SB 71, Jimmy Jeggo – SB 62, Apostolos Giannou – ST 79, Massimo Luongo – SB 77, Callum Elder – ST 76, Ryan Williams – SB 46
Unused subs
Kenny Dougall, Adam Federici, Brandon Borrello, Dylan Ryan, Bernie Ibini
Notable absentees
Bailey Wright