Aussies Abroad: Big win for Postecoglou while Borrello shines again


Former Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou has led his J.League side Yokohama F. Marinos to a huge 5-1 win against Mitch Langerak's Nagoya Grampus, while Brandon Borrello further staked his claim for a permanent starting berth in the Bundesliga.

Postecoglou's Yokohama side raced out of the blocks taking the lead only three minutes in through Marcos Lima, before Erik Lima doubled their advantage just before the interval.

It was more of the same in the second stanza with Keita Endo's double and a second for Lima securing the emphatic victory.

It was a tough day at the office for Nagoya's Aussie shot-stopper Langerak who had no answer's for Yokohama's slick attack.

The result moves Yokohama to third on the J1 League ladder seven points behind top side FC Tokyo.

In the Bundesliga, Borrello delivered an impressive showing for Freiburg as they remained unbeaten with a 3-1 win against Paderborn.

It was Paderborn who took the lead after three minutes but it would prove to be the only thing the home side would have to smile about as Freiburg fired back three unanswered goals to wrap up the win.

Borrello started the match for Freiburg playing as a number 10 in a 3-5-2 formation before being substituted in the 86th minute.

The good results unfortunately didn't carry on for Brighton and their Socceroos duo Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy in a 2-0 loss at home to Southampton.


It was Brighton's first loss of the season and Ryan's first game conceding more than one goal.

Aaron Mooy was on the bench for the match but didn't see any action.

Two Australians played overnight in the Championship with Jackson Irvine's Hull City going down 3-1 to Bristol City while Stoke gave Adam Federici a rare start in goals in their 3-0 loss to Leeds United.


Irvine played 88 minutes for Hull against Bristol City whose Aussie defender Bailey Wright was not included in the matchday squad.

England's lower division also featured a number of Australians.

It was a tough day at the office for Mark Milligan and his battling League One outfit Southend United.

The Shrimpers went down 4-3 to Wycombe, who scored a goal deep into injury time to snatch victory and condemn Southend to their fifth straight defeat in the league.

Milligan, Southend's captain, scored an own goal in the loss.

Fleetwood's Harry Souttar had a much better time with the central defender keeping a clean sheet in Fleetwood's 2-0 win against Accrington Stanley.

The Scottish-born Aussie played 90 minutes in the win.

Two Aussies managed to get on the scoresheet in Europe with Joe Caletti and Lyndon Dykes both finding the back of the net.

Dykes scored Livingston's third goal of the match in their 4-1 win against Ross County in the Scottish Premiership, while Calleti got his Floro side onto the scoreboard with a goal inside the first 60 seconds of their 2-2 draw against Mjolner in Norway.

Finally, In Turkey Aziz Behich was in action for his new side Istanbul Basaksehir playing 90 minutes in their 2-1 defeat at the hands of Fenerbahce.