Aussies in Europe cup clashes

Socceroos Scott Chipperfield and Jason Culina were involved in disappointing European Champions Leagues results overnight.

Chipperfield’s FC Basel lost 2-1 to Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk at St Jakob-Park whilst Culina played a half in PSV Eindhoven’s home loss to Spain’s Atletico Madrid 3-0.

Other European matches this week featuring Aussies includes tonight’s Group E Champions League fixture between Scotland’s Celtic and Denmark’s Aalborg which could see striker Scott McDonald and defender Michael Beauchamp pitted against each other.

In Germany, Jacob Burns and his Romanian club Unirea Urziceni take on SV Hamburg at the HSH Nordbank Arena whilst Everton will be buoyed by the great return of Tim Cahill as they host Belgians Standard Liege at Goodison Park.

Harry Kewell will make his first European appearance for new club Galatasaray as the Turks take on Swiss Super League club Bellinzona at their home, the Stadio Comunale.

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