All around Europe this weekend there will be Australians plying their trade.
In the Dutch Eredivisie, former Perth Glory striker Nikita Rukavytsya will be looking for more game time when Twente Enschede meet Willem II Tilburg away whilst Jason Culina and PSV Eindhoven meet Feyenoord and Brett Holman will be doing his best to ensure AZ Alkmaar land an away win at Utrecht.
James Holland will be hoping to force his way into the Alkmaar first team to join Culina.
In Germany’s Bundesliga, Josh Kennedy will be praying for a chance to show his wares with the lowly Karlsruhe who are staving off relegation at home to Arminia Bielefeld.
The Russian Super League kicks off for the 2009 season and Luke Wilkshire will be out to make sure Dinamo Moscow begin with a win in the derby against FC Moscow.
Aussie trio James Troisi, Bruce Djite and Mile Jedinak will be playing for three points as Genclerbirligi are away to Besiktas in the Turkish Super Lig whilst Harry Kewell’s Galatasaray are coming off a draw with Hamburg in the UEFA Cup and will hopefully put that form into their away clash with Trabzonspor.
In the Greek Super League, Nathan Burns and AEK Athens are at home to OFI Crete and over in Switzerland, Scott Chipperfield and FC Basel will be looking to take top spot when they clash with Sion Sitten away.
Michael Beauchamp and AaB will be searching for redemption from their 2-0 UEFA Cup loss to Manchester City when they tackle Sonderjyske in the Danish SAS-Ligaen.