Amini triumphs in Aussie battle in Denmark

Mustafa Amini fights for the ball with fellow Aussie Awer Mabil. Image credit: Mustafa Amini.
Mustafa Amini has taken the bragging rights over Awer Mabil in all-Aussie battle in Denmark on Thursday (AEST).

The duo both played 90 minutes as Amini's AGF Aarhus beat Mabil's Esbjerg 3-1 in the second leg of their relegation playoff quarter-final.

Amini and Aarhus advance 3-1 on aggregate after a goal-less first leg.

They now have the chance to secure their Superliga future with victory over Viborg.

Mabil and Esbjerg will meet Horsens to avoid automatic relegation to the Danish second tier.

The Superliga has introduced a new competition structure this season, including a convoluted relegation process.


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The bottom four clubs have been split into two play-offs.

The winners of Esbjerg versus AGF and Viborg versus Horsens (now confirmed as AGF and Viborg) will meet each other in the next round, with the winner of that two-legged tie avoiding relegation.

The losers (Esbjerg amd Horsens) will also meet, with the loser of that two-legged play-off to drop down into the second tier.

The remaining two clubs - effectively 12th and 13th in the 14-team league - will play second and third from the 1st Division in promotion-relegation play-offs

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Caltex Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan watched on from the bench as his Belgian side chalked up another win.

Mat Ryan enjoyed a big win in the Belgian Pro League overnight.

Genk downed KSV Roeselare 3-1 to remain well clear at the top of the Jupiler League's Europa League group.


The Caltex Socceroos striker's Luzern side has gone down 3-0 at home to Lausanne, their fifth straight loss in Switzerland.

Juric started the match but was withdrawn shortly after the third goal was conceded in the 55th minute.

Luzern are fifth in the Swiss Super League with three games remaining.

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