Thursday 17th May
James Holland was absent from the Austria Wien line-up as Wien finished their campaign in fourth position after a 3-1 loss to Sturm Graz. The loss means Wien will not feature is any European football next season.
Friday 18th May
In the Chinese Super League, Jonas Salley played 90 minutes as Shanghai Shenxin lost 1-0 to Hangzhou.
Saturday 19th May
In the Scottish Cup Final, Ryan McGowan played 90 minutes and provided a goal as Hearts thumped rivals Hibernian 5-1 to claim the silverware. McGowan nodded home a goal from close range to make it 4-1, reacting quickest after striker Rudi Skacel’s shot was blocked.
In the K-League, Matt McKay played 90 minutes as Busan I’Park played out a scoreless draw with Incheon United. Nathan Burns missed the clash for Incheon through injury. Robbie Cornthwaite played the full 90 minutes and received a yellow card as Chunnam Dragons beat Jeju United 1-0. Matt Simon & Adrian Madaschi missed the clash for their respective sides with injury.
In the J-League, Alex Brosque’s eventful season continued as he received a red card on 54 minutes in Shimizu’s S-Pulse’s 1-0 loss to Urawa Red Diamonds. It’s the second time in a month Brosque has seen red. Matt Spiranovic wasn’t in the Urawa match-day squad. Jade North played 90 minutes but had a match to forget as Consadole Sapporo were thumped 7-0 by Kashima Antlers. North gave away a penalty for Kashima’s second goal. Josh Kennedy played 90 minutes as Nagoya Grampus were thumped 4-0 by Vegalta Sendai.
In the Chinese Super League, Mile Sterjovski started and was replaced after 80 minutes as Dalian Aerbin drew 1-1 with Jiangsu Sainty. Dino Djulbic played 90 minutes in defence as Guizhou Renhe beat Guangzhou R&F 3-0. Rostyn Griffiths was not in the Guangzhou match-day squad. Joel Griffiths was absent with a knee injury as Shanghai Shenhua’s poor start to the season continued, losing 1-0 to Henan Jianye.
In the Chinese Second Division, former Sydney FC striker Brendon Santalab scored a hat-trick as Chongqing Lifan beat Fujian 3-2.
In the Serbian second division, former Perth Glory youth player Matthew Bryne played 90 minutes as Donji Srem tightened their grip on the second automatic place with a 1-0 win away to Radnicki Sombor.
In the MLS, Andy Rose was a half-time substitute as Seattle drew 2-2 with the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Sunday 20th May
In the K-League, Luke Devere played 90 minutes as Gyeongnam beat Sasa Ognenovski’s Seongnam 2-0. Ognenovski also played 90 minutes. Eddy Bosnar scored a cracking free-kick for Suwon as they maintained their lead at the top of the table with a 2-1 win over Ulsan Hyundai. Bosnar fired a thunderbolt free-kick into the top corner from 35 metres before playing a hand in Suwon’s winner just 1 minute from time.
In the Serie B, Carl Valeri was absent from the Sassuolo match-day squad as they beat Reggina 4-1. Despite the win, Sassuolo missed out on an automatic promotion place and will have to settle for the playoffs.
In Denmark, Nathan Coe was absent from the Sonderjyske side which drew 1-1 with Silkeborg. Coe announced during the week that he intends to leave the Danish side at the conclusion of the season citing a new challenge.
In the Chinese Super League, Milan Susak started and played 71 minutes as Tianjin Teda went down 2-1 to Lioaning Whowin.
In the Japanese Second Division, Mark Milligan was an unused substitute as JEF United thumped Roasso Kumomoto.
In the England Conference League playoff final, James Meredith played 90 minutes as York City gained promotion to League Two with a 2-1 win over Luton Town.
Monday 21st May
In Indonesia, Jamie Coyne played 90 minutes as Sriwijaya beat Persiwa 3-2.
In Uzbekistan, David Carney was missing from the match-day squad as Bunyodkor consolidated top spot with a 1-0 win away at Dinamo Samarqand.
Tuesday 22nd May
In the Asian Champions League, Lucas Neill played the full 120 minutes as Al Jazira were knocked out in the Round of 16 by Al Ahli in a penalty shootout after the score was tied at 3-3 after extra time. Neill missed a penalty in the shootout.
Wednesday 23rd May
In the Korean Cup, Sasa Ognenovski was on the scoresheet in Seongnam’s 5-1 thumping of Suwon City.
In Denmark, despite the uncertainty of his future, Nathan Coe returned to the Sonderjyske line-up and kept a clean sheet as they hammered AaB 5-0. Elsewhere, Brent McGrath returned to the Brondby squad after a long injury layoff but saw no game-time as Brondby lost 1-0 at Lyngby.
In Switzerland, Scott Chipperfield made his farewell appearance for Basel, playing the final 7 minutes as Basel went down 2-1 to Young Boys.