Mathew Leckie was straight back into Hertha Berlin’s starting lineup against Bayern Munich overnight after a taking a night off in the Europa League midweek.
Leckie completed the full 90 minutes as the capital club pulled off a brilliant comeback, drawing 2-2 with the Bavarians.
In England, Mat Ryan‘s Brighton suffered a 2-0 defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates.
Ryan started the game but was largely helpless to keep out strikes from Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi.
Craig Goodwin made one last bid for a Socceroos starting berth in next fortnight’s crucial games against Syria, starting and finishing Sparta Rotterdam’s 2-1 home defeat against Roda JC.
Fellow Australian Kenny Dougall also completed a 90-minute shift.
Elsewhere in the Eredivisie, Brad Jones was comfortable in goal for Feyenoord as the Rotterdam club thrashed AZ Alkmaar 4-0 away from home.
Feyenoord were in effect out of sight by half time with a 3-0 advantage.
Each of the selected Socceroos who featured at club level will make their way to Kuala Lumpur for the first leg of the regional play-off against Syria, to be played on Thursday.
Tomi Juric started for FC Luzern in Switzerland but they suffered a 2-0 defeat against FC Thun, leaving them third from bottom on the table.
In the 2.Bundesliga, Ben Halloran made another start for Heidenheim, booked and replaced after 64 minutes in a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Dynamo Dresden.