In Germany, Hertha Berlin winger Mathew Leckie played 60 minutes in the 3-1 win over Stuttgart, but came off after an ankle injury.

Reports at the time said he suffered ligament damage, but Hertha are awaiting a scan to confirm the extent of the damage.

Canberra-born George Timotheou was also on the bench for Schalke in the Bundesliga.

In the English Premier League, Arsenal’s lacklustre hopes of a top-four Premier League finish were effectively ended by a draw with Brighton, which was relief for Maty Ryan who avoided relegation and will play in the EPL top flight again in 2019/2020.

Aaron Mooy played a full 90 minutes and Huddesfield secured a 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

In the lower tiers, Australian Jackson Irvine scored for Championship side Hull City who drew 1-1 against Bailey Wright and Bristol City.

Apostolos Giannou scored a decisive goal for AEK Larnaca who have now qualified for the Europa League.

Former U-17 Joey Panos Armenakas made his starting debut for Panathinaikos and played 66 minutes.

Melbourne Victory midfielder Grace Maher made her debut in Iceland for KR Reykjavík who lost 1-0.

There are a few Aussies who are contending for silverware in their domestic competitions:

Matildas midfielder Alex Chidiac won the Spanish title with Atletico Madrid.

Elsewhere, it was eight in a row for Celtic. Tom Rogic was crowned a Scottish champion once again after defeating Aberdeen on Saturday.

Rogic started the game and played the full 90 minutes, claiming an assist in the dying minutes to wrap up a strong performance.

In Belgium, goalkeeper Danny Vukovic and KRC Genk are closing in on the Belgium Pro League title. Vukovic also kept another clean sheet, his 11th for the season which is joint most in the league.

One highlight in Asia was Harrison Sawyer who got his hands some silverware as Wofoo Tai Po took out their first Hong Kong Premier League title.

On the coaching scene, former Socceroos gaffer Ange Postecoglou managed 1-0 away win with Yokohama who were thrilled to get three points against Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

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